Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica is the new Miss World 2019. The 69th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom on the 14th December 2019.
Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce (Silvia Vanessa Ponce de León Sánchez) of Mexico crowned her successor Toni-Ann Singh by the end of the event. This is Jamaica’s fourth Miss World title.
The new Miss World said that she wanted to use her title to work for “sustainable change” for women and their children.
The 23-year-old Jamaican-American beauty pageant titleholder, said beauty for her was the least important aspect of her achievement when asked about the value of beauty contests in today’s world of MeToo# and the drive for equality and respect for women.
“I want to make a change that’s sustainable. So if we’re talking women… it needs to be something that will make sure that their children and their children’s children have a different value of life” – the graduate of Florida State University said
— Miss World (@MissWorldLtd) December 14, 2019
“It’s OK to celebrate things like beauty and attributes like strength and those things. But this is so much more,” she said as she hugged her proud parents, Jahrine and Bradshaw.
Describing herself as a “changed woman” after the experience of taking part in the Miss World competition, the Miss World 2019 added: “There’s no way I could chalk it up to just being about beauty, because that’s the last on the list, honestly.”
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.