25-year-old Katrina Pavia was crowned the title of Miss World Malta 2015 at the conclusion of the national pageant held on May 2nd, 2015 at the Pjazza Teatru in the capital city of Valletta. The beauty from Victoria will represent Malta at the Miss World 2015 pageant to be held later this year.
Katrina Pavia wins Miss World Malta 2015 and will compete in the Miss World 2015 pageant.
Katrina is no stranger to beauty pageants. She competed twice at the Miss World Malta pageant in 2007 and 2014. Third time’s charm for Katrina when she defeated 20 other beauties from Malta and Gozo to win the coveted title.
In 2007, Katrina also represented Malta in the Miss Bikini of the World held in Turkey and ended up as the first runner-up.
Katrina Pavia being crowned Miss World Malta 2015.
According to an article on the EVE, Katrina started modelling and drama lessons at the age of 13 against her will. Her parents enrolled her to improve her socialization skills as she was very shy and lacked self-confidence. When her modelling instructor suggested she participate in a local beauty competition – she won! Then she enrolled in another competition held in Malta – Miss Maltese Beauty – and she won again. By then she was really and truly hooked and simply could not stop!
At age 16 she went to China all by herself to take part in Miss Bikini of the Universe where she placed 11th out of 65 international beauties. Off to China again that same year to participate in Miss Model of the World where she won the title Miss Best Model in Evening Gown out of 85 international contestants. She took part in Passion for Fashion in Jo Squillo’s TV Moda twice. In 2007 she was first runner up in Miss World Malta and also first runner up of Miss Bikini of the World held in Turkey. She was also second runner up in Miss Princess of the World in Czech Republic. Then the best feather in her cap so far: in 2010 she won the title of Miss European in a competition held in Belgium.
Manuela Buttigieg was the first runner-up while Marie-Claire Portelli was the second runner-up.