Tony-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 at the event held at the ExCeL London on December 14. Suman Rao of India was the second runner-up.
Tony-Ann Singh of Jamaica was announced as the winner of the Miss World 2019 beauty pageant held at the ExCeL London on December 14. She was crowned by her predecessor – Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce from Mexico – in an epic moment on the stage. Ophely Mezino of France and Suman Rao of India were the first and second runners up of the beauty pageant respectively.
After winning the competition, Miss Singh said: “I feel like I’m dreaming.”
Asked what was going through her head when she realised she had won, she said: “Yes, I was shocked. I had to take a moment to say ‘they said Jamaica, they said Jamaica’.
“So that means you and that means get out there. But it was just so surreal. I had to really pull from within to get it back together because how crazy is that?”
Toni-Ann Singh, 23, said the “biggest part of the competition” is the charity work done by winners of the beauty pageant.
Winners of the global competition have helped deprived communities around the world through a charity called Beauty With A Purpose, which was set up in 1971.
The top five contestants participated in the final question-and-answer round. British broadcaster Piers Morgan appeared as the head judge at the event and asked the finalists to answer the questions.
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 were selected for the finals.
The final included performances by Andre, who sang Mysterious Girl as the contestants danced around him wearing skintight silver bodysuits, and Lulu who sang her hit single Shout, and Run Rudolph Run.