Miss Universe Malta 2019
Malta has elected its 2019 representative to compete in Miss Universe, and she is 23-year old Teresa Ruglio, who moved to the island three years ago as the political and economic situation in her native Venezuela worsened, and began learning English from scratch on her arrival.
The new Miss Universe Malta is the youngest of 11 siblings and dedicated her participation in Miss Universe Malta to her late brother, Bruno, who passed away last year. She has said her goal is to become a motivational speaker.
“I feel that when you believe in yourself when you just focus on yourself, you can achieve anything, and this crown is not only my crown,” Ms Ruglio said in her victory speech. “I’m wearing this crown for all my sisters. We had an amazing experience; thank you for the opportunity, grazzi ħafna!”.
Gzira placed 2nd and Naxxar was 3rd.
Malta started competing in Miss Universe back in 1968. The Mediterranean country has never made it to the next stage of competition.
Will Teresa be the first?
Photos: Miss Universe Malta. Info contribuition: Times of Malta.