The Miss Cayman Pageant which takes place in September at the Lions Centre has been postponed until December 2012.
According to a statement issued by The Miss Cayman Islands Committee, the postponement is beyond their control as Miss Universe organisers have pushed back that pageant until December because of the presidential election in the United States.
This means that reigning Miss Cayman Islands Lindsay will get to hold onto her crown for another two and half months before turning it over to her successor in December, which normally would have taken place in September of this year at the Lions Centre in Grand Cayman.
The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism is the Miss Cayman Islands franchise holder and it is mandated they send the current queen to the Miss Universe Pageant during her reign, not doing so would mean that Miss Lindsay would not have been able to compete.
The Miss Cayman pageant is mainly subsidised by government to the tune of $100,000 with the winner receiving a prize pack including a $70,000 educational scholarship and a new car, along with other prizes.
According to information posted by Miss Universe national directors to those in charge of organising their countries’ preliminaries for the Miss Universe Pageant, the contest will take place during mid-December.
The reason for the cancellation is media are now focusing on summer Olympics and elections.
There are also unconfirmed rumours that the venue for this year’s pageant could take place in Sun City, South Africa or Singapore. Exact dates will be announced at a later date.
Reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes from Angola will crown her successor at the end of the event.