Meet Miss World 2011 Contestant - Gibraltar - Michelle GILLINGWATER PEDERSEN

Miss World 2011 - Gibraltar - Michelle GILLINGWATER PEDERSEN


Age : 23
Height : 173
Languages : English, Spanish & Danish


Michelle currently works as a Marketing and Events Assistant for a Swiss private bank. She hopes to further her career in the private banking sector. Michelle plays the saxophone and enjoys horse riding and baking - her grandmother’s cooking is her favourite.


Tell us a little something about your Country ?

Gibraltar is a beautiful and vibrant country. It is at the most southern point of Europe opposite Africa. Gibraltar is a very small country with around 30,000 inhabitants. Gibraltar is a peninsular mostly surrounded by sea and a stone-throw from Spain. There is a wide variety of culture and religion.

Future ambitions ?

To further my career in the private banking sector.

Describe yourself

I am motivated, committed, determined and a hard-working person who is very loyal, especially to those that I love and care about. I am a traditional woman who respects family values and the importance of integrity within oneself.

Personal Motto?

Don’t allow fear to prevent you from pursuing your dreams.

Favourite food ?

I particularly love Italian food however my grandmother’s cooking definitely takes the leads.

Favourite Music / Books ?

My favourite songs are ‘Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner, ‘Living on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi and ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston.

Do you have any pets ?

I have a dog called Sandi and she is considered the sixth member of my family. She is a cross poodle and shih-tzu.

Any other interesting facts ?

Horse riding, modelling and baking.

What is the proudest moment of your life or most memorable day?

My most memorable day was the day my boyfriend of 5 and half years got down on one and knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes!

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