London — Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 and said she wanted to use her title to work for “sustainable change” for women and their children.
Asked about the value of beauty contests in today’s world of MeToo# and the drive for equality and respect for women, the 23-year-old graduate of Florida State University said beauty for her was the least important aspect of her achievement.
“I want to make a change that’s sustainable. So if we’re talking women … it needs to be something that will make sure that their children and their children’s children have a different value of life,” an overjoyed Singh told reporters after winning the title in London on Saturday.
Suman Rao, who represented India at the Miss World 2019 contest in London on December 14, won the title of Miss World Asia 2019 during the beauty pageant. The 21-year-old model qualified to the top three and was announced as the second runner-up of Miss World 2019. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019.
Similarly , Anushka Shrestha from Nepal won the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ title. For the last 48 years, ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ has been sitiing firmly at the very heart of Miss World. ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ projects aim to help and change the lives of disadvantaged communities around the world. This project hopes to allow women who participate to take their humanitarian beliefs one step ahead along with the support of other organizations.
This project is set up in more than 140 countries and every year contestants are asked to take part in these projects and help make the world a better place. The platform allows these talented women use their skills and voice to bring about real change in the world.
Two south Asian Beauties : Miss India Suman Ratan Singh Rao and Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha were also successful to secure top 12 position of the Miss Word 2019 contest.
- Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas
- Miss Kenya Stacy Michuki
- Miss Brazil Elis COELHO
- Miss Mexico Ashley ALVIDREZ
- Miss India Suman Ratan Singh Rao
- Miss Nepal Anushka SHRESTHA
- Miss Philippines Michelle Daniel
- Miss Vietnam Luong Thuy LINH
- Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann SINGH
- Miss France Ophely MEZINO
- Miss Russia Alina SANKO
- Miss Cook Islands Tajiya Eikura SAHAY