Miss world 2019: Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh wins title, India’s Suman Rao comes third

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Tony-Ann Singh from Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 at the 69th edition of the beauty pageant held in London on December 14. Ophely Mezino of France and Suman Rao of India were the first and second runners up among contestants from 120 countries competing for the coveted title.

#MissWorld2019 crowning moment…#MissWorld #London pic.twitter.com/oCvrD5s0TN

— Miss World (@MissWorldLtd) December 14, 2019

“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. You have a PURPOSE,” tweeted Singh.

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. You have a PURPOSE. pic.twitter.com/hV8L6x6Mhi

— Toni-Ann Singh (@toniannsingh) December 14, 2019

She became the fourth woman from Jamaica to win Miss World. Her mother is of African-Caribbean descent and hails from Jamaica, while her father, Bradshaw Singh, is of Indo-Caribbean descent.

Beautiful lady with an equally beautiful voice. Congrats @toniannsingh – new Miss World. https://t.co/yFPa6nPX0G

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 14, 2019

She also took to Instagram to thank her fans and supporters. “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,” she said.

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She was crowned by her predecessor Vanessa Ponce from Mexico, who won the title in 2018. (Infdian Express)