A pageant orientation and final call for Miss Cayman contestants takes place Saturday, May 26, at the upstairs Prima restaurant at Royal Palms from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Women between the ages of 18-27 are encouraged to attend.

“We really have some great girls that we are really excited to [announce],” said Latrese Haylock, acting deputy chairperson of the Miss Cayman Committee.

So far, eight contestants have signed up to compete in the Miss Cayman 2018-19 pageant.

At the orientation, applicants will get to meet representatives from local services and volunteers, and get information about schedules leading up to pageant day. Potential candidates will also get to meet the reigning Miss Cayman Islands, Anika Conolly.

Organizers describe the pageant as a great opportunity for young women to enhance their personal and professional development by gaining confidence in public speaking, interview and etiquette skills, as well as through media exposure and networking.

Unlike in recent years, this year’s Miss Cayman pageant will not take place at the Lions Community Centre. A new venue has not been announced, but Ms. Haylock said there will be a limited amount of tickets printed and once they are sold, there will be no more available because of limited seating capacity at the new venue.

The Miss Cayman Pageant takes place on Aug. 11.