Miss Cayman recaps US pageant experience

Miss Cayman Lindsay Japal said she is grateful for the opportunity she experienced during the recent Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

“Attending Miss USA has definitely been one of the highlights of my reign. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn from such influential people within the fashion and pageant industry, such as Sherri Hill, Fadil Berish, and former Miss USA Chelsea Cooley, This was a fantastic training opportunity for me,” she said. 

During her visit, Ms Japal was photographed by New York-based fashion photographer Fadil Berisha. Berisha is the official photographer for Miss Universe and Miss USA and during his prestigious 30-year career he has photographed celebrities such as Halle Berry, Bill Clinton, Tyra Banks and Clive Davis.  

Also during her visit, Cayman’s reigning beauty trained with Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, participating in sessions covering catwalk training, modelling and photography.  

Ms Japal’s trip was sponsored by Caledonian Global Financial Services. 

“It is our distinct pleasure to have presented Lindsay at the Miss USA pageant,” said Barry McQuain, chief executive officer Caledonian Global Financial Services. “Lindsay’s professionalism and charm are the ideal portrayal of what makes Cayman truly special as a place to live and work. We congratulate her on her reign thus far and wish her every success in the future.”  

Caledonian was founded 42 years ago in the Cayman Islands and is headed by joint CEO’s Kobi Dorenbush and Barry McQuain. It is a global financial services firm specialising in securities, banking, fund administration, captive insurance management, fiduciary, trust and director Services. 

Lindsay Japal at Miss USA

Miss Cayman Lindsay Japal is seen with Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza. – Photo: Submitted

Lindsay Japal

Miss Cayman Islands 2012, Lindsay Japal training with world renowned fashion photographer Fadil Barisha. – Photo: Submitted


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