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According to the Miss Universe organization, “The women who compete embody the modern, global aspiration for the potential within all women.”
The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation.
Since she was a little girl, Caitlin Tyson has dreamed of winning Miss Cayman. The model and aspiring actress made that dream come true Saturday night in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Westin resort.
Despite initial lack of government support for both the 2018 Miss Cayman Islands and subsequent Miss Universe pageants, local organizers started recruiting candidates in April, planning participation in the late-autumn global final.
Cayman beauty queen Anika Conolly may not have placed in the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas last month, but she said she enjoyed every moment of the pageant.
On Sunday, Nov. 26, Francis Omar and his Rock Gorgeous Hair team will be parked in front of the television, watching the Miss Universe pageant and hoping to see their hard work pay off.
For the national costume part of the Miss Universe pageant, Cayman’s Anika Conolly on Sunday donned an outfit inspired by the national bird of the Cayman Islands – the green parrot.
After lowering the upper age to enter Miss Cayman Islands last year to 25, the pageant’s organizing committee has now re-set the upper limit to age 27. The limit had dropped to the younger age in 2016 after last year’s winner, Tonie Chisholm, was ineligible to enter the Miss World pageant because she was over 25.
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach spent last weekend in Grand Cayman, meeting compatriots from the Philippines at the Pinoy Pride Independence Month celebration, meeting potential Miss Cayman contestants at the Lobster Pot and greeting many Cayman Islands residents.
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, from the Philippines, visited Cayman over the weekend to host a Pinoy Pride Independence Month celebration, marking Filipino Independence Day.
This weekend, the local contingent of Filipinos will have the rare opportunity to see their reigning pageant winner up close and personal, as she will be in the Cayman Islands from June 24-26.
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach will visit Cayman next month, coinciding with local organizers’ plans to talk with the Miss Universe Organization about possibly bringing the international beauty pageant to the Cayman Islands.