Fashion show features Miss Cayman hopefuls

This year’s Miss Cayman Islands
contestants will model the latest fashions at tonight’s (Friday, 17 September)
Happy Hour/Fashion show at Tiki Beach on Seven Mile Beach. The event from
5.30-7.30pm is the last opportunity many will have to come out and support the
contestants before the pageant on Saturday, 25 September.


Sister Islands tour

This year’s Miss Cayman Islands
contestants visited the Sister Islands last weekend to learn more about Cayman
Brac and Little Cayman and to meet residents and supporters.

Venessa Ebanks, Mysti Bush, Trudy
Ann Duncan, Shari Walton and Cristin Alexander started their tour in the Brac
on Saturday, 11 September after over-nighting at the Brac Caribbean Beach
Village. Following breakfast at the Brac Reef, the group visited various Brac
landmarks as well as touring the Brac Museum, the Kirkconnell Community Care
Centre in Stake Bay and Scott’s Quarry.

After lunch at Aunt Sha’s
restaurant, the contestants visited the caves, walked along the Bluff, went to
the Parrot Reserve, and visited places of interest in West End, Creek Bay, Spot
Bay and South Side.

On Saturday evening the contestants
were the guests of honour at a reception at the Alexander Hotel. The event
included a fashion show sponsored by several local boutiques and live
entertainment and dancing. On Sunday, the five contestants visited Little
Cayman and enjoyed the hospitality of the Little Cayman Beach Resort. The
group, which included members of the Miss Cayman committee, visited the Little
Cayman Museum and the National Trust House before flying home.


Sponsorship news

Earlier, the pageant secured
corporate sponsorship from Cayman Airways. The company signed on to be
pageant’s official travel sponsor, partnering with the Miss Cayman Committee
for the 10th consecutive year.

Another 2010 corporate sponsor is
dms Broadcasting, which is involved in the Miss Cayman promotional campaign.

“This year’s pageant… is expected
to surpass expectations, and we look forward to continued partnership with our
corporate sponsors,” added committee chair Lynne Bodden-Smatt.

This year’s business sponsors are:
Brown’s Marine/Mobile Fuelling (Venessa Ebanks); Tiki Beach/Osetra Bay (Mysti
Bush); GMC General Contractors (Trudyann Duncan); Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa
(Shari Walton); and Island Air/Lobster Pot (Cristin Alexander).


Miss Cayman Islands Pageant

The Miss Cayman Islands pageant is
scheduled for Saturday, 25 September at the Lions Community Centre. Pageant
tickets are $25 for regular seating and $100 for VIP seating, which includes
wine, hors d’oeuvres and first-class seating. The gates open and the show
starts at 7pm.

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