Toni-Ann Singh is the winner of the “69th Miss World 2019” competition. She has won the “Miss Jamaica World 2019” title.
Toni-Ann was born in 1996 (age 23 years; as in 2019), in Morant, Saint Thomas, a town in Jamaica. At the age of 9, Toni, along with her family, moved to Florida. She joined Palmetto Ridge High School and Community School of Naples in Florida to complete her schooling. She joined Florida State University, Tallahassee to complete her graduation in Women’s Studies and Psychology. She aspires to become a medical doctor. Miss World.com
Height (approx.): 5’ 5”
Figure Measurements (approx.): 33-26-34
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Toni-Ann Singh was born to Bradshaw Singh, who belongs to the Indo-Caribbean descent. Her mother is Jahrine Bailey-Singh from the African-Caribbean descent. Toni is very close to her mother. She posted a photo with her mother on her Instagram, captioning,
I am a product of the many sacrifices this incredible and #WorthyWoman has made. For every hour (and there were many) spent in the car waiting for a voice, piano, or ballet class to finish. For every lesson, taught and retaught. There is no thanks great enough… this moment was ours. I love you, Mom.”
After winning the Miss World 2019 title, she said,
My family being here was very important and their support motivated me to do my utmost best. When Dad came on stage to hug me, he accidentally knocked the crown off, but that’s just Dad.”
Toni has worked as the President of the Caribbean students association on campus. The first beauty pageant in which she participated was for Florida Caribbean Association in 2005. She participated in the 58th Miss Jamaica contest in 2019. She won the contest and was crowned as Miss Jamaica 2019 on 21 September 2019, by Miss World Jamaica 2018, Kadijah Robinson.
Roshelle McKinley and Alanna Wanliss became the first runner-up and the second runner-up, respectively.
Singh became the fourth contestant of Jamaican descent to win the Miss World title 2019, held in London. The other three who won the title are Carol Joan Crawford 1962, Cindy Breakspear 1976, and Lisa Hanna 1993.
Miss France, Ophely Mezino and Miss India, Suman Rao bagged the second and the third position in the contest, respectively.
Apart from winning the title, Toni also won the Talent Challenge, Best Personality and Most Photogenic awards in the contest.
- Jamaican Song: Ain’t No Giving In by Chronixx
- Actors: Robert Downey Jr.
- Actresses: Kerry Washington and Sanya Hughes
- Singers: Sean Paul and Chronixx
- Toni started singing at a local church when she was around 5 or 6. At the age of 9, she took singing seriously, and later, joined music classes. She is a versatile opera singer. In an interview, she said,
I think there was a time when I (wanted to sing) when I really thought about what I wanted to do with my life – and that turned out to be serving people, and medicine, and helping people in my community. I haven’t written it off. If the doors open, why not?”
- On winning Miss Jamaica 2019 contest, she said,
With or without the Miss Jamaica World Crown, I would continue to advocate for women. I believe women are the lifeblood of our community. I will continue inspiring them and working with them so they understand just how great their potential is. I will also use my compassion to be an excellent ambassador.”
- When the host of Miss World 2019, Morgan asked her why she should win and what’s special about her, Toni-Ann answered,
I think I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world. I wouldn’t say that I’m different from any other women on this stage, but my passion for women and pouring into them, and making sure that they have the same opportunities that I have had is something that sets me apart.”
- British broadcaster Piers Morgan, on Twitter, congratulated Toni- Ann Singh, he tweeted,
Beautiful lady with an equally beautiful voice. Congrats @toniannsingh – new Miss World.”
- She was motivated by the former Miss Jamaica winner Terri-Karelle Reid to participate in the beauty pageant contest. In an interview, Toni said,
I had a platform working on, so I entered the Florida Caribbean Association pageant and Terri was one of the judges and she asked me if I would enter Miss Jamaica World and I decided to give it a try.”
- Her hobbies include singing, cooking, and vlogging.
- She is well versed in English and Jamaican Creole languages.