Miss Gibraltar Wins Miss World Title

In a mild upset, Kaiane Aldorino, Miss Gibraltar, won the Miss World pageant last night. Of course, in the world of pageantry, upsets are mild by definition, since favorites generally don’t win. This year’s betting favorite, Miss Puerto Rico, didn’t make the top 16 last night. Moreover, as winner of the Beach Beauty competition, Miss Gibraltar should have been considered one of the favorites.
We wrote about the contest here, here and here. In the first of those links, I wrote that Miss Gibraltar has a “nice, girl-next-door look.” Personally, I think she is an excellent choice. Here she is, winning the Miss Gibraltar contest over a mere 15 other entrants (the population of Gibraltar is under 30,000):
This one comes from the swimsuit competition at the Gibraltar pageant:
Here, Miss Aldorino is crowned by Miss Russia, last year’s winner:
And this was taken a few moments later:
Here’s a video of Miss Aldorino being announced as the winner; turn down the volume when the announcer comes in at the end:

The runner-up last night was Miss Mexico, Perla Beltran. Miss South Africa was third. That will serve as an excuse to post this photo; Beltran is second from left and Aldorini is on the right. Miss Scotland is between them: