VOX POP: Jamaicans share in excitement of Miss World victory by Toni Ann Singh

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VOX POP: Jamaicans share in excitement of Miss World victory by Toni Ann Singh

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the Miss World 2019 crown rests on Miss Jamaica World, Toni-Ann Singh's head, OBSERVER ONLINE asked the public about their view on the achievement. Singh became the fourth Jamaican to win the coveted title following in the footsteps of Carole Joan Crawford in 1963, Cindy Breakspeare – 1976 and Lisa Hanna in 1993.

These were the responses:

Alanna Wanliss, second runner-up Miss Jamaica World 2019:
To know Toni is to love her and to adore her and to automatically want to cheer for her. She's such a light and this win is not just for her but it's for Jamaica. We haven't had a Miss World in so long and for her to be able to achieve that goal and achieve it on behalf of all Jamaicans, it really is such an exciting and joyful moment and she deserves it 100 per cent. If it was anybody to win it, it had to be her.

Brittney Carless:
I called it since day one, since she won Miss Jamaica World because you know she has the aura and the aspiration and the passion and everything, so I was watching the pageant closely. I was kind of worried because I didn't see her coming up in the challenges but I said that's the least because girls have won who have not come up in those little challenges.

Mikhail Reid:
I have a sense of pride due to the fact that in terms of size and demographic, Jamaica is small but in the global space Jamaica has maintained its prowess and has lived up to the reputation of being a superpower in terms of our culture and now with Toni-Ann, beauty and brain is also a part of that. I found out she won after she was crowned because I was recording it while watching football, my apologies. Talent wise, I expected her to win but there was some kind of doubt due to the fact that over the years the Latinas are usually favoured, but in terms of talent, beauty and potential, she was definitely up there.

Shamika Lindsay:
Mi feel like it was me but the most important part was Nigeria's reaction. She was jumping up and down the stage and screaming. That is girl power. But also because of that disgraceful Miss Universe thing, mi seh, she deserved it. She deserved it so much and her answer was so well thought out and poised.

Jhamal Tucker:
I mean, you know, good on her but it doesn't really affect me one way or the other. Congrats though.

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