The Islands Of The Bahamas Launch Search For Center Of The Universe

Miss Universe 2009 Host Destination Announces "My Miss Universe" Online Contest Promotion, Awarding Multiple Bahamas Getaways

Jul 28, 2009, 15:18 ET from Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

NASSAU, The Bahamas, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Islands Of The Bahamas have launched an exploration of epic proportion - a search for the center of the universe, according to you. While not scientific, emotions just don't lie, and the host destination for the 58(th) Annual Miss Universe Competition is putting the spotlight on deserving ladies with its "My Miss Universe" contest, just as the Miss Universe Organization crowns its winner on Aug. 23, 2009. As the "center of the universe" honor is bestowed, multiple prizes will be awarded, including a grand, island-hopping getaway to Nassau Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island.

Consumers can visit to learn how they can pay tribute to a special woman who has made a positive impact in their life or in the lives of others. Photo or video submissions along with a short story nominating their "everyday" Miss Universe will be accepted from July 29 through Aug. 19, with voting occurring Aug. 20 through Sept. 3. After voting and a selection of finalists, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism will announce the winner by Sept. 24.

The winner of the Grand Prize Package* will receive:

  • one seven-day/six-night island-hop for two to Nassau Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island
  • roundtrip air transportation for two
  • accommodations at the oceanfront Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and luxurious Old Bahama Bay at Ginn Sur Mer on Grand Bahama Island
  • one complimentary dinner, snorkeling trip and round of golf for two
  • airport transfers

*Components of prize package may vary with hotel/location

Runner-up prizes will be awarded for getaways to Grand Bahama Island, the soft-adventure capital of The Bahamas, and The Abacos, a haven for boating, snorkeling and sunbathing. The second place winner will receive a four-day/three-night Club Grand Bahama vacation -- first island inclusive vacation experience. With an automatic upgrade to Club Grand Bahama's Gold package, the second place winner will enjoy: roundtrip air transportation for two to Grand Bahama Island; accommodations at the charming, harbourside Pelican Bay at Lucaya hotel; breakfast, and dinner daily; and activities daily.

The third place winner will be rewarded with a four-day/three-night trip to Green Turtle Club and Marina in The Abacos, resting on a picturesque harbor surrounded by spectacular beaches. The package also includes daily breakfast and dinner for two and two complimentary activities.

Life in the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas just keeps getting better. And it's easy to see why. With world-class diving and fishing, miles of picture perfect beaches, and gorgeous turquoise water, visitors have the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. From Exuma, Eleuthera and Abaco to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, this tropical paradise is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit To purchase one-of-a-kind items and mementos from The Bahamas, visit

    Media Contacts:

    Judith HoSang                     Anita Johnson-Patty
    Weber Shandwick                   Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    (212) 445-8122                    (954) 236-9292

SOURCE Bahamas Ministry of Tourism