Applicants sought for Miss Teen contest

Applications are now available online for contestants who want to enter the Miss Teen Cayman Pageant taking place in August.

The reigning Miss Teen Cayman, Tishay Heath, will hand over the crown to the new queen in August.
The reigning Miss Teen Cayman, Tishay Heath, will hand over the crown to the new queen in August.

The theme this year is Greek Goddesses and the Empowerment of Young Women.

Hosted by the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, in collaboration with the Leos Club, the 36th Miss Teen Pageant will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Lions Centre at 6:30 p.m.

Applicants must submit a completed application form signed by a parent/guardian along with an application fee of $50.

Contestants must be between the age of 15 and 17, however, contestants should not turn 18 before Aug. 27, organizers said. Proof of Caymanian Citizenship is also required.

On the night of the pageant, each contestant must perform a talent and make an appearance in swimwear, casual wear and formal wear and contestants must not be a reigning titleholder for any other pageant.

All contestants must complete a mandatory minimum of 10 hours of community service and will participate in toastmasters, etiquette classes, walking and wardrobe styling.

Participants will be judged on poise, grace, finesse, personality and presentation.

“We are looking for the contestants to realize that we believe this is about the journey to the pageant and how they will benefit along the way,” said Maxine Siklenka, chairwoman for the Miss Teen Committee.

Benefits to contestants, she said, will include becoming an ambassador for the Cayman Islands; a role model and motivator for peers; opportunities for personal and professional development in self-confidence, deportment, etiquette and leadership skills; and a chance to become a member of the Leos Club of Grand Cayman, which gives young people the opportunity to serve their communities and make a positive impact.

Applicants must provide a recent academic report and three letters of reference, one of which must be from a teacher. Referees must also not be related to the applicant.

Entry forms can be obtained by emailing [email protected]