Tony-Ann Singh from Jamaica has been crowned the new Miss World 2019 on December 14 at the ExCeL London. She has been the winner beating more than 100 countries who participated in the pageant. This is the fourth time Jamaica bagging the crown after Lisa Hanna in 1993.
During the finale, she was asked why should she win or what’s special about you, as an answer she replied, “I think I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world. I wouldn’t say I’m different for any other woman on this stage but I will say that passion for women and pouring into them and making sure they have the same opportunities that I have had is something sets me apart.” She was also asked who is the most inspiring woman for you in the world, she replied, “The most inspiring woman to me is my mother, now I must say if my mother and father are the roots and I am the tree then really any work that I do anything that I’m able to change in the world, it is the fruits of their labor. I have watched her pour everything even at the sacrifice of her own wants and her own needs and that’s why I’m able to sit before you today.”
Ophély Mézino, Miss France was the 1st runner up while Suman Ratan Rao, Miss India was crowned the 2nd runner up. Some other countries to make it into the semi-finals (top 12) are Nepal, Brazil, Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Cook Islands, Philippines, Russia, and Vietnam. To conclude, the winner of the Beauty With A Purpose, one of the biggest awards in Miss World was won by Miss Nepal, Anushka Shrestha where she was also able to win the Multimedia Award.