23-year-old Toni-Ann Singh from the island of Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 in London, England on Saturday (December 14) . Miss World is a platform for women from across the globe to raise awareness and funds in aid of humanitarian causes. Contestants from 140 countries around the world entered the competition.
Toni-Ann is a women’s studies and psychology student at Florida State University who has plans of being a medical doctor.
“So honored and grateful for this opportunity but most of all I’m thinking about the work that needs to be done and that I have the platform and the means to do it. I’m ready to get out there and work. I’m excited!” Toni-Ann said in a statement about her big win. Toni -Ann is also a talented classical opera singer .
Winner of Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica, centre with crown, is congratulated by other contestants after winning the award, at the 69th annual Miss World competition at the Excel centre in London Saturday, Dec 14, 2019, as 120 national representatives from around the world compete for the famous blue crown. Reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico will crown her successor.