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Most Beautiful Mayor in the World?

Miss World 2009 is also the Mayor of Gibraltar

The new Mayor of Gibraltar is also the 2009 winner of the Miss World competition, Kaiane Aldori­no Lopez.

In the pantheon of famous Gi­braltarians, which include renow­ned nuclear physicists, jurists, fashion designers, athletes, high ranking military officers, and au­thors, Miss World 2009 ranks very high indeed.

And her appointment as the hi­ghest civic authority in our City has been met with universal approval and interest. She will be assis­ted by the Deputy Mayor, John Gonçalves, a one-time Vice Presi­dent of the International Basketball Federation.

Prior to her appointment, Mrs Lopez-Aldorino had served as Gi­braltar’s Deputy Mayor (appointed in 2014) and has been involved in many social and philanthropic events and initiatives in Gibraltar and abroad.

On the 7th of July 2011, Kaiane was presented with both the ‘Free­dom of the City’ and the ‘Gibral­tar Medallion of Honour’ through a unanimous vote in the Gibraltar Parliament. The Chief Minister at the time, Sir Peter Caruana, recog­nised her:

“extraordinary personal achie­vement in becoming Miss World 2009 and the enormous pride and global recognition that her achie­vement has represented for Gibral­tar as a whole”

The Miss Gibraltar contest has always been very popular and the singular honour of having won this international accolade has led to the continuing popularity of the pageant.

The first Miss Gibraltar contest was organised by the bilingual Gibraltarian newspaper “Vox” in 1959. Every year since then, Gi­braltar has sent a representative to the event wherever in the world it has been held.

The 2017 Miss Gibraltar pa­geant takes place on the 8th of July at the Tercentenary Sports Hall. The prestigious local events company Santos Productions will be the organisers on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

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