Rashana Hydes crowned Miss World Cayman Islands 2021

31 May 2021 | Ana Walia

The organization of Miss World Cayman Islands hosted the coronation ceremony for Miss World Cayman Islands 2021 on 29th May 2021 at The Harquail Theatre, Harquail Drive, where Rashana Hydes was crowned as Miss World Cayman Islands 2021 at the end of the event finale. The beauty queen succeeded Miss World Cayman Islands 2019, Jaci Patrick, for the title.

Hailing from West Bay, Rashana is 24-years-old and is a compliance and treasury assistant with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree from the University of Central Florida. She received her associate's degree in Hospitality Management at the University College of the Cayman Islands, graduating with honors. She is excited about taking over the crown duties and starting preparing herself for the 70th edition of Miss World scheduled to be held in December in Puerto Rico.



Miss World Cayman Islands 2021 Rashana Hydes’ court includes:

First runner-up: Sydonie Barrett

Second runner-up: Alyssa West

The diva always had a keen interest in academic pursuits with a real curiosity about learning new things. She describes herself as ambitious, fair-minded, artistic, and passionate about various forms of creative expression. She spends her free time practicing makeup skills, drawing, writing, dancing, and honing her calligraphy skills.

Rashana aspires to be a leader in the tourism industry of the Cayman Islands to promote an environmentally friendly, sustainable approach to the islands’ long-term economic growth. She had explained that during the pandemic she was able to do a lot of self-reflection and gained a new perspective towards life and will now focus on advocating for young men and women to inspire and guide them.

"I want young women to recognize the similarities between themselves and me, and they can draw inspiration from knowing that if I can overcome life’s challenges, they can as well," she explained. The newly crowned beauty queen is also a keen advocate for mental health and mentioned that she wants to get more involved and actively give back to society through various volunteer organizations. Asking about what makes her different, Rashana mentioned that being surrounded by strong women in a family, she was taught the foundation of what it means to be a good person and a strong woman in the face of any adversity.



Rashana shared, "In 2015, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety, which I actively work to overcome every day with positive coping mechanisms. I want to show young people going through similar struggles that may be unseen and less spoken of, that we are all able to create our success. "

Lastly, she added, "I want to work with organizations such as the Alex Panton Foundation to help facilitate accessible mental health resources and support, particularly for children aged 10-17. This cause is specifically impactful and important to me because of my struggles and the mental struggles experienced by my close family, friends, and colleagues. " She will now prepare herself for Miss World 2021 and is excited about representing the country at an international competition.

Congratulations queen!