By Bohol Island News Staff | 02:04 AM December 15, 2019
As international pageant season continues, it’s Miss World organization’s turn to crown a global beauty queen that represents diversity.
Miss World Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019 on Sunday, December 14 in London.
Singh bested 110 women from around the globe for the prestigious title and successfully grabbed the famous blue crown.
She was crowned by Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce of Mexico.
Singh spoke with confidence and conviction when she was asked why she should win the crown.
“I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world. I wouldn’t say Im different from any other woman on this stage but I will say that my passion for women and pouring into them and making sure that they have the same opportunities that I’ve had is something that sets me apart,” said Singh.
The two runners-up for the crown were Miss India and Miss France.
Michelle Marquez Dee of the Philippines ended her Miss World 2019 journey as one of Top 12 semi-finalists.
Dee is the daughter of Miss International and actress Melanie Marquez.
Singh, who is studying Women’s Studies and Psychology at Florida State University, also entertained the audience with her singing voice when she sang Whitney Houston’s classic, I Have Nothing.
Now that she owns the crown for the next year, Singh will have the opportunity to travel the world, making a difference through a number of philanthropic projects.
The beauty queen will also get the boost needed to expand her Beauty with a Purpose initiative to the furthest corners of the world.
Jamaica has won four Miss World crowns (1963, 1976 ,1993 and 2019).