miss gibraltarTHE winner of Miss Gibraltar has been crowned.

Jodie Garcia, 24, won the highly coveted title at the glamorous pageant on Saturday.

Last year’s winner Kayley Mifsud presented the crown to Jodie, who works as a finance administrator, after which she thanked her friends and family for supporting her throughout.

“I am really happy. I am really grateful for all the support that I have received and it has been an amazing journey,” she said.

1st and 2nd Princess accolades went to Tessa Britto and Sian Dean.

Prizes included £2,000 cash and £3,500 clothing allowance for Miss Gibraltar, £1,000 cash and £500 clothing allowance for the 1st Princess, and £500 cash and £500 clothing allowance for the 2nd Princess.

Jodie will represent Gibraltar at this year’s Miss World pageant in Sanya, China.

She was one of nine contestants who competed for the crown during various stage routines.

Stages included a bathing suit parade, fashion parade and an evening wear routine.

The exciting show also featured performances from talented dancers at Transitions Dance Academy and musical performance by pop rock band Frontiers.