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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Kylie Refalo Crowned Miss Malta Knight 

Posted by James at 2:26 PM ET

Malta Independent Online
Kylie Refalo has been crowned 2007 Miss Malta Knight at the Maltese Rugby League Association’s gala event of the year.

The St George Illawarra Dragons’ Flames cheerleader was voted above and beyond nine other contestants of Maltese heritage following two stunning catwalks in front of almost 300 persons at the Blacktown Reception Lounge.

Fat Pizza television humorist Paul Fenech announced the judges’ decision in the presence of dignitaries including Maltese Community Council President Mr Charles Mifsud, OAM recipient and ex Honorary Maltese Consul General Fred Fenech and International Rugby League Development Officer Tas Baitieri while former Miss Malta Knight Rachel Muscat crowned Refalo into the new role.

The young starlet from the Maltese stronghold of Horsley Park in Sydney’s west was bowled over, “I was stoked to make the top five, then when I was crowned Miss Malta Knight I was shocked and it left me speechless”.

A dance teacher by day and cheerleader by night, the 20 year old said the Pageant was “one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my time”.

Following the success of the event’s predecessors in 2005’s Rachel Muscat and 2006’s Alena Attard, who still hasn’t returned from the Mediterranean nation as yet, The Miss Malta Knight Pageant has become the feature event on the Maltese Rugby League calendar off the rugby league pitch.

Kylie

Ten contestants strutted their styles and motions in a formal catwalk before leisurewear was unveiled, leading into the selection of the evening’s final five.

Two of the final five doubled as the winners of the two alternate crowns, Miss Congeniality going to Marayong’s Ursula Azzopardi and Miss Charity earned by Shanes Park resident Carol Camilleri, the second youngest of fifteen children.

Pipped at the post was the Miss Malta Knight Runner-Up Kate DeBattista who praised the Maltese Rugby League Association (MRLA) for the ably organised annual event.

Breakaway Travel’s support, made unambiguous by their support of the event for the past three years, will see Kylie Refalo travel to and from the Maltese Islands, an opportunity she is savouring.

Refalo has grand plans for her tenure as Miss Malta Knight, proposing to make people “aware of Maltese Rugby League and how they can get involved to support the team”

“I’m really excited and looking forward to the upcoming events and am just really proud to be part of this mission” said Refalo of the MRLA’s commitment to developing rugby league in Malta.

Kylie's profile on the Dragon's Website here.

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