Friday, 12th April 2013
Miss Gibs pick their order
by Eyleen Sheil
The seven Miss Gibraltar contestants for the 2013 pageant selected their contestant number in a special reception held in the Mayor’s Parlour on Thursday evening.
Maroua Kharbouch selected number one, Stacey Britto number two, Erika Gonzalez number three, Arian Barton number four, Keisha Doody number five, Jamielee Randall number six and AnneMarie Yeo selected number seven.
The new Miss Gibraltar logo was revealed on the night also, the red and silver logo shows the outline of the rock with a crown capping the northern peak of the rock.
The Mayor Anthony Lima welcomed the ladies into his parlour and spoke about how he is enjoying his role as mayor but there was some things he could not do, he said: “if there is one thing that I would find very difficult to do, probably impossible and that is, if I was ever asked to judge a Miss Gibraltar contest.”
“Never think of using the mayor for that,” he adds.
Recalling how this time last year he was present as deputy mayor when the contestants selected their numbers, this year he said has been no different as he watched “the chamber slowly started to fill with beauty and charm as all the contestants arrived, history repeats itself.”
The Mayor also welcomed some of the injured service men who are enjoying a luxury holiday in Gibraltar as part of the Give Us Time scheme. The three soldiers happily posed for photographs with the seven ladies, under a storm of camera flashes.
Also present was Miss Gibraltar 2012 Jessica Baldachino and her two princesses Kerrianne Massetti and Christina Ainsworth, Minister for Culture Steven Linares, who had even had a haircut prior to the event, in a bid to impress the ladies to doubt, his fellow Minister Paul Balban, and organisers of Miss Gibraltar pageant 2013, Stage One Production.