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Miss World 2017 results: Miss Malta Michela Galea wins talent competition

Michela Galea

Michela Galea (Facebook/Miss World)

Miss Malta Michela Galea, 18, is one of the 11 Miss World 2017 candidates confirmed to be in the Top 40. On Nov. 14, Tuesday, she won the talent competition through her singing performance making her the third quarter finalist of the beauty pageant.

Galea is a student of the University of Malta taking up Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. She is both a singer and an actress and she won Miss World Malta 2017 on June 10.

“I think that the competition in itself was a challenge for me because everything was completely new to me,” Galea told The Insiter referring to Miss World Malta 2017. “I think that being a singer and an actress helped me throughout, in the sense that I felt confident in front of a camera, in front of the judges and the audience.”

Runner-up to Galea in the Miss World 2017 talent competition was Miss Fiji Nanise Rainima, 25. The latter played the piano and sang an original song she wrote for her late paternal grandmother and cancer survivor Ema Ratadai Rainima.

Nanise Rainima

Nanise Rainima (Facebook/Miss World)

“The talent this year was just amazing and I was a part of that and I’m so grateful and honored,” Rainima told Fiji Times. “My friend and sister Michela Galea Miss Malta was superb and in my heart. I’m happy and proud of her winning talent because she was one of the first contestants I had the privilege of knowing.”

Conny Notarstefano

Conny Notarstefano (Facebook/Miss World)

Miss Italy Conny Notarstefano placed third in the Miss World 2017 talent competition while Miss England Stephanie Hall and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Here are the 15 other candidates who made it to the semi-finals of this category:


Miss Cameroon Akomo Minkata

Miss Cyprus Helena Tselepi

Miss Denmark Amanda Petri

Miss Guam Destiny Cruz

Miss Hungary Virag Koroknyai

Miss Indonesia Achintya Holte Nilsen

Miss Japan Haruka Yamashita

Miss Netherlands Philisantha van Deuren

Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Miss Paraguay Paola Oberladstatter

Miss Scotland Romy McCahill

Miss Spain Elisa Tulian

Miss Turkey Asli Sumen

Miss Trinidad and Tobago Chandini Chanka

Miss Ukraine Polina Tkach


The Miss World 2017 grand coronation night will take place on Nov. 18, Saturday, at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China. Meanwhile, here is Galea singing “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder:


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