Monyque Brooks was crowned as the winner of Miss Cayman Islands 2016 at the end of the national pageant finale. She had to battle out 7 other contestants of Miss Cayman Islands 2016 to grab the title. Monyque Brroks was crowned as Miss Cayman Islands 2016 by the outgoing queen, Tonie Chisholm Delgadillo. The finale was held at the Lions Centre, George Town, Grand Cayman. She will now represent Cayman Islands in Miss World 2016 and Miss Universe 2016 later this year. She was also the winner of Best in Evening Gown, Best Smile and Most Photogenic titles.
At the same event, Erin Nicole Hislop was declared as the first runner-up while Schilo Scott was declared as the second runner-up. All the 8 contestants gave an introductory performance, swimsuit performance and evening gown performance before the finalists were declared. The finalists were then subjected to the final question answer round which sealed the fate of girls. Apart from the main winners, there were few sub-awards that were handed over to the girls as below:
Best in Gown: Monyque Brooks
Best Legs: Jamie Rogers
People’s Choice: Samantha Rea
Photogenic: Monyque Brooks
Miss Congeniality: Shanice Kelly
Best Smile: Monyque Brooks
More about Monyque Brooks
A love for Caymanian arts, culture and heritage has heavily influenced Monyque’s life. She is set on leaving her footprint in the local arts industry through participation in major programmes and festivals. She is involved in the National Cultural Foundation’s events, and is a part of the Cayman Islands Dance Company, to name a few. Monyque has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and currently puts that to great use working at the Department of Tourism.
Cayman Island has never placed at Miss Universe Pageant but has won two Miss Congeniality. In 1980, Dealia Walter won Miss Congeniality in Seoul whereas Maureen Theresa Lewis won Miss Congeniality at Miss Universe 1982 in Lima,Peru. Maureen Theresa Lewis is the only Miss Cayman Island to have placed at Miss World in 1982. Anita Lilly Bush won Continental Queen of Caribbean at Miss World 1994 in Sun City,South Africa. Cayman Islands returns to Miss World after four years where as it returns to Miss Universe after three years. Miss Cayman Islands 2011 Lindsay Japal went unplaced at Miss World 2011 & Miss Universe 2012. The Ministry of Tourism is the patron of Miss Cayman Islands Pageant. Derri Dacres-Lee is the Chairperson of Miss Cayman Islands Pageant Committee. What do you feel about her chances at the pageants she is going to? Do let us know in the comment section below.
Credits: Miss Cayman Islands Website