The 12 contestants taking part in the 2009-2010 Miss Teen Cayman Islands pageant have been preparing all summer for the event, which will take place this Saturday evening at the Lions Centre.
‘The girls have taken part in various activities, such as etiquette classes, toastmaster lessons, an island tour to various historic and tourist attractions of the islands, radio and TV interviews and the motorcade last Saturday,’ said Andrica Bailey, president of the Leo Club of Grand Cayman, who sponsor the pageant each year.
Lion Sabine Calvetti and Leo Trestica Ebanks have been training the girls on speech and walking, while Rosa McLean educated the contestants in etiquette.
In addition to their extensive training and appearances schedule, the girls have also made time for workouts at Body Sculptor Fitness Centre, to prepare their bodies for onstage appearances in swimwear, formalwear and casualwear.
In addition to the various segments of the pageant, the girls will be performing a choreographed dance with current Miss Teen Jamie Rogers. ‘Of course, the audience can listen out to hear the talented Jamesette Anglin singing during her talent,’ said Ms Bailey.
A question and answer section to the pageant will supplement a morning interview, taking place the day of the pageant.
The next Miss Teen will receive a number of prizes, from a Cayman Islands government scholarship to a laptop and phone handset from LIME to a gym membership from Body Sculptor, among other things.
‘The girls are really excited about the pageant this weekend,’ Ms Bailey said. ‘They are fully prepared for the night of the pageant. I can assure you that the young lady that is crowned Miss Teen Cayman Islands will truly be an ambassador for her islands and a good role model to other teenagers of the islands. The winner will also continue to receive training throughout her reign.’
Tickets can be purchased from Reflections, LIME in Galleria and Anderson Square and Funky Tangs, and cost $20 for adults, $15 for children six to 12 and are free for children under five. If paid for at the gate, the cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children six to 12.
Gates open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 6.30pm.
‘I can assure you that the young lady that is crowned Miss Teen Cayman Islands will truly be an ambassador for her islands and a good role model to other teenagers of the islands.’ – Andrica Bailey, president of Leo Club of Grand Cayman