Amid tremendous applause, 24-year-old Monyque Brooks, sponsored by Miracle Brokers, was crowned Miss Cayman Islands 2016 Saturday night at the Lions Centre.
She was also voted Miss Best Smile, Miss Photogenic and Best In Gown.
With a love for Caymanian arts, culture and heritage, Ms. Brooks is set on leaving her footprint in the local arts industry through participation in major programs and festivals. She is involved in the National Cultural Foundation’s events and is a part of the Cayman Islands Dance Company.
Ms. Brooks has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and currently puts that to use working at the Department of Tourism.
As stated on her biography on the Miss Cayman Islands website, becoming the next Miss Cayman was not only the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, but also a mission to inspire and bring change. She vows to stay dedicated to her cause, continuously demonstrating her zeal and commitment to ‘Caymankind.’
Erin Nicole Hislop, sponsored by HighWater, received first runner-up and Schilo Scott, sponsored by Health City Cayman Islands, took second runner-up.
The People’s Choice Award went to Samantha Rae, Best Legs to Jamie Rogers and the Miss Congeniality title went to Shanice Kelly.