Tony-Ann Singh of Jamaica has won the 2019 Miss World beauty pageant.
Singh placed in the top 40 of the Top Model competition and won the talent competition, which granted her direct entry into the top 40 semifinals.
Finals night was held on 14 December at ExCeL London, where Singh advanced from the top 40 to the top 12, and ultimately to the top five. She was then crowned the winner, besting first runner-up Ophély Mézino of France and second runner-up Suman Rao of India.
With her win, Singh became the fourth Jamaican woman to hold the title, with the last being Lisa Hanna who was crowned Miss World 1993, and the first black woman to win Miss World since Agbani Darego of Nigeria won Miss World 2001.
Ophely Mezino of France and Suman Rao of India were the first and second runners up of the beauty pageant respectively. Nyekachi Doughlas, representing Nigeria at this year’s pageant made it to the top five category.
Miss World 2019 was the 69th edition of the contest and contestants from 120 countries competed for the title.
The opening ceremony of Miss World 2019 was held in London on November 20. After competing in several fast-track events, 10 contestants were selected for the finals.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, Indiatoday