Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

| 20/08/2019
CNS Local Life
Miss Cayman Islands Universe Kadejah Bodden (Photo by AJ Conolly)

(CNS Local Life): Kadejah Bodden, 24, almost swept the board of pageant prizes when she took the Miss Cayman Universe crown on Saturday night. The latest local beauty queen may be at home on the pageant stage winning the titles for Best in Gown, Best Legs and Best Smile but Bodden also has a master’s degree in regenerative medicine from Queen Mary University, London.

Alongside the $70,000 scholarship and other prizes that come with the title, Bodden will now act as an ambassador for the Cayman Islands department of Tourism for the next twelve months. Crowned by the outgoing beauty queen Caitlin Tyson, Bodden will head to South Korea in December for the Miss Universe pageant where she will be hoping to put Cayman on the pageant map.

Mariah Tibbetts, 25, also from Bodden Town, was named first runner-up. She also won the People’s Choice Award and secured a $20,000 scholarship. Mahalia Seymour, 25, from George Town, was second runner-up and received a $2,500 scholarship, while Samantha Dixon, 27, from East End won Miss Photogenic, and Aleka Beckford, 24, from Bodden Town was declared Miss Personality.

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  1. Goose and Gander says:

    Why two pageants but not too carnivals?

    • Anonymous says:

      The “anti-beauty contest squad” can be so nasty and un-democratic.

      Let the ladies entering make their own choices and the pageant ticket buyers the same freedom and right to choice.

      Geez, feels like I’m living with the Taliban!

  2. Anonymous says:

    ha…women make no sense.
    “Now let’s forget all our troubles with a big bowl of strawberry ice cream.”

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Let’s find makeup so the boys will like us”…

  4. Anonymous says:

    2019 and still the objectification? Best Legs even? Really?

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly. The only problem I have why every woman wants to have the same eyebrows? I understand it is trendy, but what is wrong with the natural shape and color of eyebrows?

    • Anonymous says:

      yep… women…complain about sexism, body shaming…etc and then try and justify something like this….
      welcome to feminist hypocrisy….

      • Anonymous says:

        LOL – I once dated a woman who saw herself as a hardcore feminist. However, she still expected me to pay for dinner, open the door for her, pull out her chair for her and help her put her coat on. When I commented that I didn’t mind doing those things for her as long as she did the same for me (including paying for dinner sometimes) she got indignant and told me that’s not the way it worked. When I tried to explain that chivalry was part and parcel of the subjection of women, she adamantly disagreed. It turned out that I was more of a feminist than she was!

    • Anonymous says:

      She’s got legs, she knows how to use them
      She never begs, she knows how to choose them
      She’s got a dime all of the time
      Stays out at night movin’ through time
      Oh, I want her, said, I got to have her
      The girl is alright, she’s alright

  5. Anon says:

    It’s a shame there were only 6 contestants. Where does all the prize money come from?.

  6. Anonymous says:

    When will this archaic objectification of women lose its appeal? It was disheartening to see the “new” Compass plaster the photo and story on its front page, as if this was the biggest news of the day. I get that some people like this sort of thing, but front-page, headline news? Please. Good for her in getting a scholarship, but maybe there was someone else even more deserving who doesn’t have the superficial benefit of beauty.

    • Anonymous says:

      She does’ just have “the superficial benefit of beauty” as you put it, she is also smart. Seems like you are angry. It is up to her and the other girls to enter if they want to.

    • Anonymous says:

      don’t think too much…it will make your hair go curly…

  7. Anonymous says:

    where the bikini photos?