Miss Cayman records video for Miss Universe

| 02/09/2011

(CNS): Cristin Alexander along with her fellow contestants has recorded a short interview as part of the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Cayman Islands says she definitely believes in life on other planets, thinks women are better nurturers than men and sees herself as a Siberian tiger. With less than two weeks to go before the big event, the voting on the website is still open. Miss Cayman Islands will be taking part in a number of publicity events this week before the preliminary contest starts next weekend as a prelude to the main event on Monday 12 September. Meanwhile, back home tickets are on sale for the Miss Cayman Islands contest, which takes place on 24 September at the Lions Centre.

The ten local girls who will be competing to follow in Cristin’s footsteps have been training for several months and Committee Chair, Lynn Bodden, commended the young ladies for their dedication and unrelenting efforts.

“These contestants are extremely hard-working and committed to becoming the next Miss Cayman Islands. All ten of them are true winners in our eyes, and we wish them all the best in the pageant,” she said

The contestants will be visiting the Sister Islands from 2-4 September, hosting a fashion show at the Alexander Hotel and touring both Islands during the weekend, followed by a fashion show fundraiser at Tikki Beach on Thursday, 15 September, and a Motorcade on Saturday, 17 September.

This year’s pageant theme is ‘Island Paradise’, and doors open at 5:30 pm. General admission tickets are $30 and children tickets are CI $15 now on sale at Sand Angels (Camana Bay), Just Add Water (Governor’s Square), Ministry of Tourism (Dawn McLean-Sawney, 5th Floor), Miss Cayman contestants and committee members. Children ages 12 and under have discounted tickets, and the VIP section is sold out.

Sticking with September’s beauty theme, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation is also offering a Fashion Model Catwalk Training this month at the Harquail Theatre. The workshop facilitators are modelling coach Dwight McLean, hair and makeup artists Jimmy DeLoach and Letitia Eden, as well as professional photographer Patrick Broderick. Participants will learn the basics of modelling for fashion shows, including basic rules of modelling, walking the catwalk, techniques of motion and gestures, facial expression, posing in front of the camera and hair and makeup.

There will also be a session on portfolio development and a mini photo shoot with a professional photographer. This workshop is designed for the young male and female whose goal is to become a fashion model or who simply wants to build more self-confidence. Participants must be legally resident in the Cayman Islands and be between the ages of 16 and 26.

For further information contact Virginia Foster at 947-5477, volunteercncf@candw.ky or visit the website at www.artscayman.org

For more on the Miss Universe pageant and to vote for Christin go to www.missunivers.com (the system allows ten votes per day from one email) and see the video here

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks great! Well done Cris and good luck!

    We are rooting for you

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cris is a gorgoues girl, educated, well spoken — I think she has a good chance at Miss Univ

    Compared to some previous crownholders, she is quite something special – one of Cayman's stronger contenders

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t forget Shannon Broadbelt (nee McLean) and Nichelle Scott (nee Welcome) they were both beautiful educated ladies who truly embodied what it is to be Caymanianwhen they wore the crown.

  3. Name changed by moderator says:

    Cristin is a fabulous, intelligent, beautiful young woman who comes from a wonderful family.  I think she is a bright star who has already proven that she will go places.  We are so excited about her upcoming Miss Universe pageant, we are so happy to know her and so proud that she is representing Cayman.  You go girl!!


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  4. Anonymous says:

    Way to go Cristin, I am confident that you will make Caymanians proud a true daughter of the soil .  We support you 100%, make us proud!

  5. Whodatis says:

    She better pray Ju-Ju don't catch word of her answer in regards to life on other planets!

    She'll be stripped of that crown faster than she could say "souljah fat"!


  6. Anonymous says:

    And who is paying for all this?

    • Anonymous says:

      At $30 a ticket I doubt many people will be !

    • Dollar Store says:

      21;09  Why you dont stop worrying about other peoples money.  Dont care who is taking up the tab, it is not you.  So sit back order and enjoy the ride. For Pete,s sake!!.

      • Anonymous says:

        Except it is THE people's money, so he/she has every right to know how it is being spent. Mac, da you?

    • Anonymous says:

      Government always assisted, now what is your problem? Seems to me you are trying to start up some political battle now. Try relax and become supportive of something that actually benefits 1 beautiful young Caymanian woman.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe the person feels it's a waste of $$$ as Cayman never gets anywhere in these competitions.

        • Like It Is says:

          No, it is a waste of money because the state should not subsidise corporate beauty pageants.

        • anon says:

          maybe so, but the winner get's her education paid for! If I was a girl, that'd be my only purpose for entering..

    • Anonnymous says:

      They're sending the bill to you!

  7. Anonymous says:

    bring on the bikinis!….remember …..less is more!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, and don't forget your high-heels with your swimwear girls, and stick your chests out and flash your teeth .  Poor kids, I actually feel sorry for them…..