The Creative Industries and National Events Agency (CINEA) – a government agency – has said that the government will no longer organise the annual Miss Seychelles beauty pageant because of a poor return on investment.

Gustave De Comarmond, deputy chief executive of the agency, said that it is best that the event is organized by the business and private sector. CINEA took the decision earlier this year following consultations with concerned parties.

De Comarmond, who was speaking during a press conference on Monday, said that there are no returns on the high investment made for the organisation of the contest and for the winner to participate in Miss World.

“The estimated costs for organising the beauty contest locally and for Miss Seychelles’ participation in the Miss World beauty pageant annually amounts to R1….
Source: Seychelles News Agency