Miss Cayman hopefuls tour Grand Cayman

The 2016 Miss Cayman Islands contestants took a tour of the island Saturday, each riding atop a car, smiling and waving as the beauty pageant hopefuls cruised the island from West Bay to East End.

Miss Cayman 2015 Tonie Chisholm led the motorcade on the day-long tour.

A truck loaded with speakers and a DJ provided the soundtrack for and drew attention to the young women vying for this year’s crown on Jan. 30.

The eight contestants for 2016 followed the lead car as the tour made stops in each district. They waved and smiled, using the stops to mingle and pose for photographs.

Miss Cayman Islands Chairwoman Derri Lee said, “The traditional motorcade is an event that always drums up a lot of support from the community.”

This year’s contestants are Latrese Haylock, Theresa Cole and Samantha Rea of George Town; Schilo Scott from the Brac; Shanice Kelly of Bodden Town; and Erin Nicole Hislop, Jamie Rogers, and Monyque Brooks of West Bay.

Tickets are on sale for the pageant on Jan. 30 at the Lions Centre. The theme this year is “World of Color.”