The pageant has not been held since 2011
After overcoming financial issues that postponed the pageant for years, the 2015 “Miss Cayman Beauty on Ice Pageant” has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Lions Centre.
The Miss Cayman Committee earlier named the 10 finalists for the 2015 Miss Cayman contest.
The contestants are: Anika Conolly, Tonie Chisholm, Jenique Smith, Stephanie Scott, Latrese Haylock, Mahalia Seymour, Schilo Scott, Kamala Murugesu, Emily Bodden and Adrianna Christian.
The winner will be crowned on the night by the reigning Miss Cayman, Lindsay Japal.
“The committee and the contestants are all very excited at this point and anxiously awaiting the pageant night on January 31st,” said Miss Cayman Committee Chairperson Derri Dacres-Lee. “The young ladies have had an incredible journey. The public has seen them transform into the role models that they aspire to be.”
In the meantime, voting is open for the public’s favorite beauty queen in the People’s Choice Award category.
Visit www.misscaymanpageant.com, click “contestant profile.” and then click the voting link. Two voting categories are available.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced during the Miss Cayman pageant, and the winner will receive a prize and trophy.
Ms. Dacres-Lee said they have included the Peoples Choice Award as one of the award categories this year to give the public an opportunity to get involved and build momentum ahead of the pageant, while also helping to boost exposure for the contestants.
“This category is global, and we have decided to jump on the band wagon,” she said. “I encourage the public to visit the Miss Cayman website and vote for your favorite contestant. The website provides a lot of information, including details of our sponsors and a photo gallery of the many activities the contestants have been involved with over the past six months.
“We anticipate 4,000 people attending the pageant this year,” she added.
During 2014, the contestants toured Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, visited schools, participated in a number of etiquette, makeup and fashion workshops, and highlighted their chosen platform – the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.
Contestants also visited the John Gray Memorial Church for the launch of Breast Cancer Month, participated in a number of photo shoots and were featured at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman.
The Miss Cayman Committee is in its 37th year of hosting the pageant and sending a queen to the international pageant.
The local pageant has not been held since 2011 due to lack of funding, but last year government budgeted $50,000 to host the pageant in 2015, as well as provide a scholarship prize for the winner.