Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, from the Philippines, visited Cayman over the weekend to host a Pinoy Pride Independence Month celebration, marking Filipino Independence Day.

More than 1,500 people gathered at the Lions Community Centre Friday night to welcome Miss Universe to the islands.

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, center, poses with Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks, right, and Miss Cayman Islands Runner-up Erin Hislop. – Photo: Charles duncan
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, center, poses with Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks, right, and Miss Cayman Islands Runner-up Erin Hislop. – Photo: Charles Duncan

Miss Universe also attended a meet and greet with Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks and contestants for next year’s Miss Cayman competition at the Lobster Pot Saturday night.

An excited crowd gathered at both evening events. The smaller Saturday night gathering gave the Miss Cayman Islands committee, contestants and others the chance to meet Ms. Wurtzbach, take photographs and enjoy an evening overlooking the George Town waterfront.

Ms. Wurtzbach also toured Grand Cayman, visiting George Town, Camana Bay and the Eastern Districts, and planned to visit Stingray City Sunday.

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