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Introducing… MISS CAYMAN!

For Lindsay Japal the journey starts here.

After being crowned Miss Cayman 2011/12 the 23-year-old will represent the country for the next 12 months.

As well as the overall prize, Lindsay also won Best in Gown and Miss Best Smile at the glitzy event held at the Lion’s Community Centre on Saturday (24) evening.

In two weeks time Lindsay will head to London to represent Cayman in the Miss World competition.

She said: “I am overwhelmed and excited but I am ready to do what I need to do to make my islands proud.”

Lindsay Japal is crowned Miss Cayman on a night to remember

Saturday night was most definitely a night to remember for 23-year-old Lindsay Japal who was crowned Miss Cayman 2011/2012.

Reigning Miss Cayman, Ms. Cristin Alexander handed over the crown to Lindsay who also took the title of Miss Best Smile and Best in Gown.

Lindsay pledged to support the Central Caribbean Marine Institute initiative to guarantee a green and happy Cayman Islands for our future and generations to come.

She also foresees completing her bachelor’s degree in finance to further pursue an MBA to enhance her “marketability as a professional woman.”

Lindsay Japal is crowned Miss Cayman by last year’s winner Cristin Alexander.

After her crowning, Lindsay not only walked away with a shiny crown and title but also received $70,000 UCCI Scholarship, a 2011 Ford Fiesta from Vampt Motors, Cayman Airways ticket to any CAL destination, a weekend at the Westin Casuarina Resort and many more gift packs and certificates.

Lynn Bodden, chair person of the Miss Cayman Islands committee said: “The night was absolutely amazing.

“All the girls were beautiful and posed. Anyone of them could have been the winner but obviously we could only have one.

“I would like to say congratulations to Lindsay. She was truly a beauty queen and really shined on stage.

“I would like to thank the committee because without them it wouldn’t have been possible.”

Top winners also included, Ms. Janelle Muttoo for First Runner Up and Ms. Crystal Tomlinson for Second Runner Up.

Ms. Cassianne Lawrence took the title for Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality chosen by her fellow competing sisters.

Ms. Samantha Widmer won the prize for Beauty with a Purpose, a title created and winner chosen by the Committee.

All contestants received a trophy for their participation, flowers by Celebrations and a gift bag courtesy of Kirk Freeport.

Congratulations are also extended to Ms. Jera Ebanks, Ms. Alyssa Christian, Ms. Jadine Swanson, Ms. Hettie-Ann Dunbar and Ms. Jessica Ebanks for their hard work and exceptional efforts throughout the Miss Cayman season.

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