Francesca Mifsud has been crowned Miss Universe Malta.
The law student, 22, from Zejtun won the top prize after competing against 24 other contestants from across Malta and Gozo
Lyann Iles, representing Qawra, came second.
Third place went to Marilena Gauci from Mellieha.
Francesca will represent Malta at the Miss Universe international beauty pageant later this year.
She posted on Facebook: ‘An exciting journey awaits, Miss Universe 2018. I promise you that I’ll do my very best to make our beautiful Malta shine.’
Miss Universe Malta was organised by Glow Promotions.
Photos: Miklos Xuereb