Toni-Ann Singh smiles as she poses with TV presenter Piers Morgan during the Miss World Final in London. AFP
Jamaican born Toni-Ann Singh has been crowned the Miss World 2019 in London at the 69th edition of the global event on Saturday.
Reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico crowned Singh. An emotional Singh in tears, smiled as she poses with her crown during the Miss World Final 2019 at the Excel arena in east London.
In 2019, Singh competed in the Miss Jamaica World 2019 competition, which she won. Singh was selected to represent Jamaica at Miss World 2019.
Contestants congratulated Singh after she won the crown. Around 120 national representatives from around the world competed for the famous blue crown.
Singh was born in Morant Bay, but immigrated to the United States at age nine. She attended Florida State University, where she graduated with a degree in women's studies and psychology.
Her mother Jahrine Bailey-Singh is of African-Caribbean descent and hails from Jamaica, while her father, Bradshaw Singh, is of Indo-Caribbean descent from Jamaica.
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