Miss Gibraltar 2018 has today left to the Miss World pageant in Sanya China. Star Farrugia is looking forward to the experience and says her reign so far has been amazing, presenting plenty of opportunities.
The 22-year old has been busy with her charitable efforts in support of Clubhouse Gibraltar, a cause she says is close to her heart. She’s keen to raise awareness of mental health, especially in light of recent concerning events in the community.
Star has organised numerous fundraisers to include a spinning class, Zumba events and an Upper Rock Med Steps challenge. However due to the bad weather a few weeks ago, she has had to postpone a few of the outdoor challenges for after Miss World.
Star says she enjoys training and feeling strong, but she also highlights the benefits of exercise for the mind and mental health, describing training as therapeutic.
The law firm receptionist will be away from home for four weeks the longest ever yet, but says all the contestants are in the same boat and will no doubt support each other. She’s looking forward to meeting the other girls and representing Gibraltar, which she describes as a blessing.
On the question of the relevance of beauty pageants these days, Star says it’s hard to criticise these shows if you haven’t gone through the experience, life is what you make of it she says. “It’s been such a positive thing for me, I would encourage anyone to enter.”
Miss Gibraltar 2018 promises to give it her all at the International pageant and make the most of the opportunities the show presents.
The Miss World Pageant will take place on the 8th December.