Lindsay Japal, 24, Miss Cayman Islands 2011-2012
I was born and raised here in Grand Cayman. I have my Associates degree in Business Admin from University College of the Cayman Islands. Upon completing my tenure as Miss Cayman I will use my scholarship towards my final semesters for my BA in Finance.
I love to dive, but it’s a hard choice between an amazing dive and a Sunday at Rum Point.
Pedro St. James is so beautiful, with tons of information on our history and culture.
Cayman Cabana on the waterfront is my favourite nightspot. The food is great, the view is incredible and the vibe is perfect.
I love that Cayman provides both the small island flare and cosmopolitan luxury. We are so diverse, with over 100 different nationalities, culture, and my favourite, food.
Key to Cayman’s Anne Guerrero takes a cruise to help with the magazine’s cover shoot
A trip to the sandbar for a photo shoot with Miss Cayman aboard the motor yacht Cayman Elusion owned by Cayman Luxury Charters turned out to be a model day.
The morning started off being a bit cloudy but when I saw the motor yacht it cheered me up as it was beautiful. I was assisting with the shoot for the front cover of Key to Cayman magazine, which shows reigning Miss Cayman Lindsay Japal aboard the 42-foot Sea Ray 420 Sundancer.
Our party chose to capture the allure of Cayman’s stunning water attractions with a trip to see the famed, friendly stingrays. The stingrays gather at the sandbar, which is just waist-deep, and at nearby Stingray City where visitors can snorkel with the giant flat fish.
Prior to departure, Capt. Adam introduced himself and his first mate Arthur and gave a safety brief and information about the boat.
We cruised out of Camana Bay feeling quite stylish. We were definitely on the fanciest yacht in the harbour. When we were clear of the harbour we powered up and set off for the sandbar at a great speed.
The vessel was air-conditioned downstairs with a double bed at the front and a spacious living/kitchen area. There was white leather seating and a Jet Ski on the back that was lowered down into the water, James Bond-style, once the boat arrived at the sandbar.
Glamour shots of Miss Cayman were taken by Key’s photographer Stephen Clarke, who captured her in different poses on the boat in a range of bikinis and sarongs.
The stingrays came gliding over to us as soon as we were out there. They are such friendly creatures and I never tire of seeing them. It’s always a special experience. Stephen also got on the Jet Ski and was taking photos of Lindsay from the water.
We did some more shots of Miss Cayman sitting at the back of the boat and then, for a finale, Stephen also shot other photos of our crew enjoying the cruise.
On the return trip, everyone enjoyed cheese and crackers, and sun chips to nibble while we relaxed and sunbathed on deck.
When we got back to the dock, our flip flops were lined up on the harbour ready for us, which I thought was a lovely touch. The crew definitely made us feel very special. It was indeed a model day out.
Services courtesy of:
Cayman Elusion, Cayman Luxury Charters
Kellie Campos, Rock Gorgeous Hair
Bikinis & sarongs:
The Shops of Red Sail Sports
Le Charme, George Town