Kadijah's 'Over the moon'

Observer writer

Monday, December 10, 2018

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Hours after placing fourth in the Miss World pageant on Saturday in Sanya, China, Jamaica's contestant Kadijah Robinson said she was “over the moon”.

“I'm feeling humbled more than anything else! The entire experience was an incredible one, and I am extremely grateful to have gone through all of it,” Robinson said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.

The 23-year-old physiotherapist, who works at Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth, was one of five continental queens crowned. She is now Miss World Caribbean.

The other regional queens are Europe (Miss Belarus), Americas (Miss Mexico), Africa (Miss Uganda) and Asia and Oceania (Miss Thailand).

Robinson was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2018 in September. Along with her fellow queens and new Miss World, Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon, she will embark on the Miss World Beauty With a Purpose tour in 2019.

“I've always wanted to travel the world, and now I get to do it whilst volunteering and doing good through 'Beauty With A Purpose', which is so important to me,” she said.

Camaraderie, for her, was the contest's high points.

“The highlight for me was getting to know the ladies. I became friends with persons from countries I never even heard of before coming to Sanya. It is a great opportunity to get to learn about each of them individually and their cultures,” she said.

A former student of Hampton School in Malvern, St Elizabeth, Robinson graduated from The University of the West Indies where she studied physical therapy for three years.

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