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Toni-Ann Singh
Born (1996-02-01) February 1, 1996 (age 24)
Morant Bay, Jamaica
EducationFlorida State University
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
TitleMiss Jamaica World 2019
Miss World 2019
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Jamaica World 2019
(Winner)
Miss World 2019
(Winner)

Toni-Ann Singh (born February 1, 1996) is a Jamaican-American actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2019. She was previously crowned Miss Jamaica World 2019, and is the fourth woman from Jamaica to win Miss World.

Early life

Singh was born in Morant Bay, Jamaica. Her parents are from Jamaica; her mother is of Afro-Jamaican descent, while her father is of Indo-Jamaican descent.[1]

The family immigrated to the United States when Singh was aged nine, settling in Florida.[2] She attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she graduated with a degree in women's studies and psychology.[3]

Career

Miss Jamaica World 2019

In 2019, Singh competed in the Miss Jamaica World 2019 competition, where she ultimately won the title. Afterwards, Singh was given the right to represent Jamaica at Miss World 2019.[4]

Miss World 2019

Singh left for London in November 2019, to participate in the Miss World pre-pageant activities. Singh placed in the top 40 of the Top Model competition and won the talent competition, which granted her direct entry into the top 40 semifinals.[4] Finals night was held on 14 December at ExCeL London, where Singh advanced from the top 40 to the top 12, and ultimately to the top five. She was then crowned the winner, besting first runner-up Ophély Mézino of France and second runner-up Suman Rao of India.[5] With her win, Singh became the fourth Jamaican woman to hold the title, with the last being Lisa Hanna who was crowned Miss World 1993, and the first black woman to win Miss World since Agbani Darego of Nigeria won Miss World 2001.[6][7][8] Her win also made 2019 the first ever year that black women won the two most prestigious beauty pageant titles in the world, after Zozibini Tunzi became South Africa's first ever black woman to have won the Miss Universe title.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Who is Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh?". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 2019-12-16. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  2. ^ "Toni-Ann Singh, Miss World 2019: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. 14 December 2019. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Jamaica". Miss World. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019". Rappler. 14 December 2019. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Miss World 2019 winner is Miss Jamaica Tony-Ann Singh, India's Suman Rao is second runner-up". India Today. 14 December 2019. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019 in London". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  7. ^ Nambiar, Prerna (14 December 2019). "Miss World 2019: Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica takes home the crown". Meaww.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  8. ^ Coetzee, Nikita (14 December 2019). "Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019". Channel 24. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019". 15 December 2019. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  10. ^ Zaveri, Mihir (15 December 2019). "Black Women Now Hold Crowns in 5 Major Beauty Pageants". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mexico Vanessa Ponce
Miss World
2019
Incumbent
Preceded by
Kadijah Robinson
Miss Jamaica World
2019
Incumbent