London, Dec 15 (IANS) The finale of the 2019 Miss World beauty contest came to an end with Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh claiming the coveted title at a glitzy ceremony in London, where India’s Suman Rao bagged the second runner up spot.
Singh is a 23-year-old Psychology and Women’s Studies graduate from the Florida state university. She was crowned Miss World 2019 on Saturday. While Suman Rao is a 20-year-old from Rajasthan, who is pursuing Chartered Accountancy. She won the Miss India 2019 contest in June.
Toni-Ann Singh, who is born to a Indo-Caribbean father, Bradshaw Singh, and African-Caribbean mother Jahrine Bailey, was presented the crown by Vanessa Ponce, the last year’s Miss World winner from Mexico at the event televised live globally.
She is the fourth Jamaican contestant to be crowned Miss World.
After winning the title, she took to social media to thank everyone.
“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,” she tweeted.