Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh: a queen’s homecoming

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Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh (centre), is congratulated by former winners (from left): Cindy Breakspeare (1976), and Lisa Hanna (1993), during a reception held in the new queen’s honour at Jamaica House on Sunday (December 22). They are among the four Jamaicans who have won the title. The fourth holder and first Jamaican doing so is Carole Joan Crawford, whose coronation was in 1963. The reception formed part of activities for the four-day visit by Miss Singh, who was crowned in London on December 14.

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh arrived home in Jamaica on December 20 for a four-day visit to screams and celebrations and a media frenzy.

“I’m great and happy to be home. I am grateful and overwhelmed by the love and support I have been receiving,” Singh said.

Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh (centre) greets residents outside of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) office in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, during her tour of the parish on Sunday (December 22).

Hundreds lined the streets of St Thomas on Dec 21 to get a glimpse of the new Miss World on her homecoming parade.

During a visit to the St Thomas branch of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, it was announced the government will build a new nursery in her honour called the Toni-Ann Singh Nursery. Later in the day, a cultural tribute was thrown for her at the Emancipation Park in St Andrew, where she was presented the with the Key to the City of Kingston.

Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, is presented with the Key to the City by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, at a cultural tribute in her honour held at Emancipation Park in St. Andrew on Saturday (Dec. 21).

Singh also attended the Prime Minister’s reception in Kingston on December 22. Hosted by Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness, the beauty queen was joined by Jamaica’s former Miss World winners Lisa Hanna and Cindy Breakspeare. Report by Drew Francisco; Photos from Jamaica Information Service ; Missosology.Org

Toni-Ann Singh, arrived in the island Friday evening (Dec.20) for a four-day visit organised by the Government. (Rudranath Fraser Photo)
Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh (centre), cradles a baby in the nursery at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) in St. Thomas, during a tour of the facility and motivational session with the adolescent mothers on Sunday (Dec. 22). Looking on are Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange (right); and Centre Manager, Barbara Dunn-Glover. In the background is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley.
Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh (centre), is flanked by her parents, Jahrine Bailey and Bradshaw Singh, shortly after their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston Friday evening (Dec. 20). Miss Singh is on a four-day visit to the island, organised by the Government (Adrian Walker Photo)