Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh has been crowned as the Miss World for 2019, as she becomes yet another black beauty to be crowned a pageant Queen this year alone.
The 23-year-old Toni-Ann was crowned as Miss World 2019 at the 69th edition of the event which held on Saturday 14th December 2019, at Excel in London, England.
She was crowned by her predecessor Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce from Mexico in an epic moment on the stage. Ophely Mezino of France and Suman Rao of India were the first and second runners up of the beauty pageant respectively, Miss Nigeria also made the top five finalist.
The top five contestants participated in the final question-and-answer round. British broadcaster Piers Morgan appeared as the head judge at the event and asked the finalists to answer the questions.
The Saturday global event was the 69th edition, and it witnessed contest by contestants from 120 countries competing for the crown. The opening ceremony of Miss World 2019 was held in London on November 20. After competing in several fast-track events, 10 were selected for the finals.
The new Miss World studied psychology and women studies at FSU and has also taken a year off from medical school education, just for the pageant.
This is a great achievements for all the coloured skin girls around the world, especially young African girls that the colour of your skin doesn’t matter…you can be anything, just like these African Queens!
… congratulations to her and all the contestants…
This was Toni-Ann Statement after she was crowned:
“My Jamaica, sweet Jamaica🇯🇲we did it! Wah we seh? LIKKLE BUT WE TALLAWAH. My heart is filled with love and gratitude. Thank you so much for believing in me. You pushed me to believe in myself. I am not only honored but humbled to be the 69th Miss World. Thank you to my family and to my friends. The love and support you poured into me now allows me to pour into the world.
My mother @jahrinebailey, I love you I love you I love you. I wish to become even half the woman you are. You are my strength, my number one supporter/cheerleader/fan and my absolute best friend.
To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world – please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. It’s for you to truly understand that no matter where you’re from and the cards you’re dealt in life – your dreams are valid. You have a PURPOSE.
To the @missjamaicaworld franchise, thank you for taking a chance on me and leading the way. I wouldn’t have accomplished my dream without your efforts. To @hon.oliviagrange, you held my hand and lifted my head up high. I could not have reached this far without you. To the #missworld franchise – I am willing and ready to do the work; to officially be the face that represents the core of Miss World – Beauty with a Purpose.
And last but of course not least, thank you GOD. Thank you for allowing me to walk the path towards my purpose. My heart is full🇯🇲💛💚🖤 One Love,” she said.