Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World at the ExCel London in London, United Kingdom, on Saturday 14th December. This is the fourth time that Jamaica won the title of Miss World since 1959. It won Miss World titles in 1963, 1976 and 1993.
Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico, crowned Toni-Ann Singh the Miss World 2019 title. The two runners-up for the title were Miss France and Miss India.
Toni-Ann Singh biography
Born in Morant, St. Thomas, Jamaica, Singh is graduated in psychology and women studies from the Florida State University. She remained on a year’s leave from school before attending medical school prior to the winning the pageant.
During the pageant, she received an ovation from the audience for singing Whitney Houston’s hit “I Have Nothing”. She also answered questions from British journalist Piers Morgan.
Toni-Ann Singh’s first tweet as Miss World
Believe in yourself tweeted Singh. She called the girls to know they are worthy and capable of achieving their dreams. She further said that the crown wasn’t her but theirs. She also said that she represented something special, a generation of women that were pushing to change the world.
Black women won maximum crowns this year
All top beauty pageants – Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss World – are won by black women. South Africa’s ZozibiniTunzi was crowned Miss Universe last week after winning rounds of swimsuits and evening gowns and giving impartial opinion on social issues.