Friday, 20 December 2019

TALLAWAH MOMENT: Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

SITTING PRETTY: Singh, 23, says she is both "humbled" and "honoured" to win the coveted the crown.

On Saturday, December 14, Toni-Ann Singh wrote her name in the history books when she became the fourth Jamaican to win the coveted Miss World crown. Singh is 23 years old. The coronation took place inside the Excel Arena in London, where over 100 gorgeous and talented young ladies vied for the title as Miss World had its 69th staging.

The three previous Jamaicans to bring home the crown are Carol Joan Crawford (1963), Cindy Breakspeare (1976) and Lisa Hanna (1993).

Of course, Singh was overcome with emotion and was filled with gratitude as she basked in the once-in-a-lifetime moment. “My Jamaica, sweet Jamaica. My heart is filled with love and gratitude. Thank you so much for believing in me. You pushed me to believe in myself,” she shared on social media. “I am not only honoured but humbled to be the 69th Miss World. Thank you to my family and friends. The love and support you poured into me allows me to pour into the world.”

A major homecoming ceremony is being planned to celebrate Singh’s triumph.

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