A 26-year-old certified public accountant from Bodden Town, Mariah Tibbetts, has been appointed to represent the Cayman Islands in the next Miss Universe pageant. She was the first runner-up during last year’s Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant.
The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has announced that this year’s pageant is canceled due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
“The pandemic has had a financial strain on our community and the committee could not in good conscience approach sponsors when we’ve all experienced such a difficult time financially over the last few months,” said Committee Chairperson, Derri Dacres-Lee.
“Neither could the committee see how it was safe or economically feasible to host the local pageant which draws hundreds of people in an enclosed ballroom. Given this, the committee believes that it’s best to postpone this year’s pageant.”
The Miss Universe Organization has yet to announce the final date and venue for the next competition.
Photos: Miss Cayman Islands Universe