Miss World semi-finalists announced today
Miss Jamaica World Khalia Hall

Jamaicans will know today whether or not reigning Miss Jamaica World Khalia Hall will be one of the 40 beauties invited to return to Puerto Rico to compete in Miss World in March.

The Miss World Organisation (MWO) will be inviting 40 semi-finalists to Puerto Rico from March 13 to 18, 2022 to complete for the crown and title.

According to a statement from the MWO, the 40 semi-finalists will include 15 who were already elected as fast-track winners, along with 25 who were selected by the judges.

Local franchise holders, Weston Haughton and Dahlia Harris, are looking forward to the announcement.

“We know all the contestants must be very anxious to complete the event, especially since they were so close to crowning a winner. Inviting the semi-finalists is the best decision that the MWO could make. Will Jamaica be among the 40? That's our expectation!” said Harris.

The franchise holders also had nothing but praise for reigning Miss World Toni-Ann Singh.

“It's been quite a historic journey for Toni-Ann. Wearing the crown comes with great responsibility and to have done that for over two years, with such grace, is quite an accomplishment. We are so proud that she is our Jamaican Queen, and Miss World 70 is an opportunity for the world to show her just how grateful we are,” Harris added.

The Miss World Final was initially scheduled for December 16, 2021 but was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

The rescheduled 70th Miss World pageant will be held at Puerto Rico's José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.

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