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

The top five contestants participated in the final question-and-answer round with British broadcaster Piers Morgan.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2019 10:15:13 am
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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.

“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.

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.

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.

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

 

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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.

A post shared by Toni-Ann Singh (@toniannsingh) on Dec 14, 2019 at 10:55am PST

 

 

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A post shared by Miss Jamaica World (@missjamaicaworld) on Dec 14, 2019 at 1:36pm PST

Who is Suman Rao, the second runner-up?

India’s Suman Rao is a 20-year-old model who hails from Rajasthan. She won the Miss India 2019 contest in June. Rao, who is a successful model, had walked the ramp during the Lakme Fashion Week and even worked with designer Manish Malhotra. During the Miss India World competition in June, she not only won the crown but also the “Miss Rampwalk” award.

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At the 2019 Miss World, Rao made to the Top 10 for the modelling preliminary, which had the contestants walk the runway in outfits by renowned British designer Zandra Rhodes to commemorate 50 years of her designs at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

The top five contestants participated in the final question-and-answer round. British broadcaster Piers Morgan appeared as the head judge at the event.

Some of the contestants who competed for the title are Daniella Lundqvist from Sweden, Lucy Brock from New Zealand, Milena Sadowska from Poland, Bhasha Mukherjee from England, Naomi Colford from Canada, Malika Sera from Japan and Emmy Cuvelier from the US.

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