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Girl Power Ltd acquires Miss Supranational Franchise

MWCI First Runner- Up to compete at Miss Supranational 2023, making her the country’s first representative
MWCI First Runner- Up to compete at Miss Supranational 2023, making her the country’s first representative

Grand Cayman– Girl Power Ltd., a non-profit organization that owns Miss World Cayman Islands (MWCI) and Girl Power Cayman proudly announces its acquisition of the Miss Supranational Cayman Islands franchise.

With the Miss Supranational franchise, MWCI can now send a Cayman Islands representative to compete in the international pageant. This marks the first time in 14 years of Miss Supranational that the Cayman Islands will be represented. Miss Supranational is an annual international pageant run by The World Beauty Association. The pageant started in 2009 in which Miss Ukraine was the ultimate winner. Each year, more than 80 contestants from around the world compete for the coveted title.  Lalela Mswane of South Africa is the current titleholder. Miss Supranational’s motto is: Glamour, fashion and natural beauty.

MWCI Director Pamela Ebanks-Smallis excited about the new partnership with the Miss Supranational organization which is represented by its President, Gerhard Parzutka Von Lipinski. “The Miss Supranational Pageant is aligned with our Committee’s values and we believe is a great opportunity for our young Caymanian women.” Ms. Ebanks-Small commented.

“The Miss Supranational Organization is delighted to welcome the beautiful Cayman Islands and their team to the Supra Family,” International Operations Manager, Nowa Scena Ltd., Andre Sleigh noted. “We welcome countries big and small and we can’t wait to embark on this fantastic journey with you all as the Cayman Islands take their place on the Supra stage.” Mr. Sleigh said.

25 year old Melissa Bridgemohan of West Bay will be representing the Cayman Islands at the 14th edition of the Miss Supranational pageant to be held at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater, Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland on Friday, July 14, 2023. Melissa is a Senior Behavior Technician who is currently working on publishing her first book which focuses on Inclusion. Melissa is the 2022 First Runner-up of MWCI and commented, “It’s an incredible honor to be chosen to represent my country on an international stage. I am looking forward to sharing our CaymanKind culture and heritage, with pride in Poland. I am looking forward to continue my efforts in advocating for inclusivity and diversity in my community and beyond.”

Melissa is now preparing for the competition by taking care of her health and fitness, working on her video shoots, having interview training with local Toastmaster, Annick Jackman, as well as runway training with local pageant coach, Theresa Cole. She departs on June 23, 2023 and will be in Poland until July 15, 2023, aiming to return to Cayman on July 16, 2023. “Melissa will be the first representative from the Cayman Islands and we are extremely proud of this achievement. We want to thank all of our supporters and sponsors, notably the Ministry of Tourism and Cayman Airways for recently coming on board as sponsors of our pageant. We look forward to more Caymanian women taking part on the Miss Supranational stage for years to come.” Ms. Ebanks-Small said.

You can follow Melissa on her journey by checking out Facebook.com/MissSupranationalCaymanIslands and on Instagram – @misssupracayman