Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh emerged winner of the Miss Word title on Saturday.
Singh took to Twitter to post: “To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world – please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. You have a PURPOSE.”
On Saturday, the 23-year-old stunned the audience after singing Whitney Houston’s hit “I Have Nothing” during the beauty pageant and answering questions she was asked by British journalist Piers Morgan.
Singh is the fourth representative from Jamaica to be crowned as Miss World since 1959. The country has previously won Miss World titles in 1963, 1976 and 1993.
This is the first time that top beauty pageants around the world Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and now, Miss World — have crowned black women as their winners.
Of course, people are happy about this development and have taken to social media to gush about her victory.
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She is your Miss World 2019: Miss Jamaica!!
— MISS WORLD 💎 (@levyyperryy) December 14, 2019
And this, ladies and gentlemen is how we wrap up our Decade.
— Tebogo Mphahlele🇿🇦 (@Tebo_Mphahlele) December 14, 2019
— Miss Jamaica World (@world_jamaica) December 14, 2019
Congratulations to our New Miss World 2019 , from Jamaica Toni Ann Singh. This absolutely beautiful young lady is also half Trinbagonian. We are so proud of the New Caribbean Continental Queen title holder,
Miss Trinidad and Tobago. . pic.twitter.com/X9cGZWzqts
— We Are Trinis 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 (@TrinisWe) December 14, 2019
People are loving Miss Nigeria’s reaction to Miss Jamaica’s victory. Miss Nigeria, Nyekachi Douglas, made it was among the top 5 contestants in the Miss World 2019.
— Bread Crust 🇯🇲 (@hoeleeshitt) December 14, 2019
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) December 14, 2019
— Miss Sbwl. (@MinenhleLanga8) December 14, 2019
The way miss Nigeria jumped for Miss Jamaica. It just warmed my heart.
Nigerians are very supportive people shem. 💕💕💕💕💕💕
Black women are taking up space and I'm here for it.
Congratulations Miss Jamaica. #MissWorld2019 ❤️❤️🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲
— Michelle Rene Lelethu Grobbelaar (@rene_lelethu) December 14, 2019
Nigeria celebrated like she won!!! These Nigerian women rock!!!
Jamaica 🇯🇲 is #MissWorld2019
— Mpho Letsholonyane (@M_Letsholonyane) December 14, 2019
— Adeola Ariyo 🇳🇬 (@AdeolaAriyo) December 14, 2019
— Perfect_Ebi (@sweetchubbyebi) December 14, 2019
Let me just openly say here if there was a Miss Congeniality Award in Miss World and Miss Universe, Nigeria would have won that title TWICE in 2019. Beautiful moments ✨❤️✨ https://t.co/qu3t6YH8Dj
— Tenille Clarke (@tenilleclarke1) December 14, 2019
— monsy (@symndhrylg) December 14, 2019