The Cayman Island government has relinquished the Miss Cayman Islands Universe franchise. The decision was taken following a recent controversy involving Tiffany Conolly, who has crowned Miss Cayman Islands Universe in August last year.
The Ministry of Tourism and Transport made the decision with the support of the Cabinet, saying that they have also consulted the Chair of the local organizing committee accordingly.
Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said his ministry is still in recovery and the Ministry is heavily focused on driving visitation and returning tourism arrivals back to pre-pandemic levels.”
“Consequently, I am hopeful that a private sector entity will step up and take over the franchise, because in addition to offering tremendous empowerment opportunities for young women, it also allows them to act as positive role models for other young women, and represent the Cayman Islands as a cultural ambassador. On this basis going forward, I can confirm that the Ministry of Tourism will continue to provide its support to the subsequent holder of the Miss Cayman Islands Universe franchise,” he said.
The new reigning queen, Ms. Chloe Powery-Doxey, will continue to act as the representative of the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant with the support of the local organizing committee,
They will oversee Ms. Powery-Doxey’s activities until August 31st, 2023, when her reign officially comes to an end.