Eight contestants in the Miss Cayman contest will be parading on Cayman’s roads Saturday to drum up public support for the beauty queen title.
Starting at 8:30 a.m., the contestants will travel in a motorcade from Royal Bank parking lot in George Town, stopping at the Cayman Turtle Farm, Town Hall Clock, Pedro Castle and the Bodden Town White House entrance for photographs, also at Vivine’s Kitchen for lunch and before circling the Kaibo parking lot and heading back to George Town at 4:15 p.m.
The police confirmed that no roads would be closed but asked motorists to be aware the motorcade may proceed at lowered speeds.
Open-top vehicles from Andy’s Rent-A-Car will showcase the Miss Cayman hopefuls, Latrese Haylock, Theresa Cole and Samantha Rae, representing George Town; Erin Nicole Hislop, Jamie Rogers and Monyque Brooks, representing West Bay; Shanice Kelly, representing Bodden Town; and Schilo Scott, representing Cayman Brac.
The Miss Cayman pageant is scheduled for Jan. 30 at the Lions Centre, where the current Miss Cayman, Tonie Chisholm, will hand over her crown. Tickets will be on sale Dec. 18.
Miss Cayman Committee members said they are looking forward to the pageant, the theme of which is “World of Color.”
Meanwhile, contestants are busy getting in some last-minute checks on poses, etiquette, speech and exercise.
The next public appearance by the Miss Cayman contestants will be at National Heroes Day on Jan. 25.
The pageant winner will represent the Cayman Islands at the Miss World 2016 pageant and at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. She will receive a four-year scholarship valued at $70,000 and a complete wardrobe for international pageants, as well as other prizes.
If for any reason the winner cannot compete in any of the international pageants, the runner-up will compete.