Ella Portelli Secures Miss Universe Malta 2023 Title
Portelli was presented with her crown by Maxine Formosa Gruppetta, the current Miss Universe Malta and winner in 2022
Ella Portelli, a 25-year-old interior designer from St Julian’s, was crowned Miss Universe Malta 2023. She emerged victorious over Julia Cluett from Floriana and Ntombi Malinga from San Gwann.
There were a total of 25 participants in the competition. Before the final six contestants were selected, the top 16 competitors showcased their evening gowns and swimwear. The judges then picked the top three from these finalists after they answered to questions on stage. Portelli was finally declared as the victor after an additional round of questioning. Notably, she also won Miss Congeniality, as chosen by the other competitors.
Portelli was presented with her crown by Maxine Formosa Gruppetta, the current Miss Universe Malta and winner in 2022. Formosa Gruppetta made history as the first Maltese contestant to win a title at the global Miss Universe pageant.
Ninety-five nations will compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant, which will be held in El Salvador.