With Toni-Ann Singh winning Miss World 2019, two black women now hold two of the biggest beauty pageant titles

By Bhavana Sharma  Published on  16 Dec 2019 6:44 AM GMT
With Toni-Ann Singh winning Miss World 2019, two black women now hold two of the biggest beauty pageant titles

Within a few days after Miss Universe 2019 pageant, Miss World 2019 has taken place and the whole world is talking about it for a particular reason. For the first time, two black women hold the two most crucial beauty pageant titles at the same time. People are looking at this as a sign of progress, equality, and development. People are saying that the world is changing. Beauty goes deeper than your skin colour, and the world finally realises that.

Toni-Ann Singh, who is popularly known as Miss Jamaica 2019, won Miss World 2019. Netizens are pouring in their good wishes and respect to the young lady. Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce from Mexico crowned Toni. The first and second runners up were Ophely Mezino of France and Suman Rao of India respectively.

Hailing from Rajasthan, Suman won Miss India 2019 contest in June. The 20-year-old aspires to be an actress, and she has been busy for the past few months with several modelling assignments and academics. While speaking to a news agency after her Miss India win, Suman had said that she wishes to start a meaningful conversation on gender equality in her community, as well as globally.

The 69th edition of the Miss World featured contestants from 120 countries, and after competing in several fast track events, ten were selected for the finals. Some of the contestants who fought for the title are Sweden’s Daniella Lundqvist, Lucy Brock from New Zealand, Poland’s Milena Sadowska, Bhasha Mukherjee from England, Malika Sera from Japan, and Emmy Cuvelier from the US.

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