Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 on Sunday, December 15 (Saturday, December 14 in London, England).
Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico passed the crown onto Singh after the latter emerged victorious among more than 100 other hopefuls from around the world.
Singh had won the talent “fast track,” securing her an early slot in the pageant’s Top 40. The Jamaican beauty queen also flexed her singing skills during the finals night, singing “I Have Nothing.”
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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.
Singh is the fourth contestant from Jamaica to win the Miss World crown.
This year’s edition was held at the ExCeL in London.