Beauties line up

Four Cayman beauties are definite starters in the Miss Cayman Pageant scheduled for 26 September.

Cyndi Glasgow, Shari Walton, Sarah Ebanks and Jonie Ebanks were among a group of young women who turned up at the committee’s orientation reception at Guy Harvey’s Restaurant to gather contest details Wednesday night. Others simply turned up to hear about what was involved before making a decision on whether to enter the pageant.

After hearing about the level of commitment involved, one young lady said she would have to reconsider her application because she had just landed a new job. She said she didn’t know if it was possible to take some much time off from work to attend the various training sessions.

With a 26 June deadline for applications, potential beauty queens have until Friday this week to get their forms filled-in and returned to committee members.

At the reception, held by the Miss Cayman Committee, the ladies met other contestants, asked questions, shared information about themselves and listened as committee member Jackie Terry highlighted many aspects about what the pageant had to offer contestants.

‘Preparing for the Miss Cayman contest is a lot of hard work,’ Ms Terry said. She said contestants have to meet trainers, learn about make-up, wardrobe, model walking, hair, speech, being on camera, public appearances and work out regimes.

Once all the applications are in, a meet and greet will be held 4 July. This is where contestants come together to meet trainers and committee members and receive detailed schedules in what contestants will be doing.

Ms Terry told contestants not to approach sponsors before seeking advice from the committee. She also said that contestants had to find a charity of their choice to work with.

Also attending the function was former Miss Cayman Nicosia Lawson. She shared with the ladies her experience as a contestant and winning the title.

Entering the Miss Cayman Contest was something she had always wanted to do. She said it was fun, hard work but worth the experience.

‘Participation and training is very important and it helps for you to attend these sessions,’ she said.

‘Preparations are a bit tiring but give it your best shot. It is not all about winning but achieving a goal. Win or lose you won’t regret it,’ she said.