Sunday 22 September, 2019

Miss Universe Cayman learns the art of Burnay

Miss Universe-Cayman Islands, Monyque Brooks, isn’t just a pretty face.

It turns out that Brooks isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and is a skilful artisan.

On Sunday, Brooks, along with twenty other Miss Universe contestants, visited one of the top tourist destinations in Ilocos Sur, Philippines - The Baluarte Zoo.

At the zoo, Brooks learned the art of burnay with national folk artist Fidel Go.

Brooks was captured fashioning the clay into to a desired conical shape.

Burnay is a form of pottery which is done with just the use of the potter's skilful hands and use of a pottery wheel and kiln.

Fine sand is used to temper the clay, which once fashioned into the desired shape, is placed inside high-temperature ground kilns made from brick and clay.

The 2016 Miss Universe beauty pageant completion has officially begun today in Manila, Philippines .

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