Due to the current international pandemic, the reigning Miss World Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh will have to serve an extra year. This means the Miss Jamaica pageant will not be held this year.
Miss World CEO, Julia Morley is said to have informed Crown of Beauty, local franchise holders of the pageant’s cancellation, therefore the next Miss World finals will be held in the latter part of 2021, however the host country will be confirmed soon.
Co-franchise holder Weston Haughton stated that due to the pandemic, scouting contestants for the competition is rather difficult and getting sponsors is even harder and next to non-existent, therefore it is best for all parties not to crown a Miss Jamaica for 2020.
Following the footsteps of Carole Joan Crawford 1963, Cindy Breakspeare 1976 and Lisa Hanna 1993, Singh now makes the forth Jamaica Beauty to win the competition which was held at the ExCel Arena in London on December 14, 2019. Miss World France was place second while Miss World India was third. Singh won the title from a field of 111 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant.
After securing her spot in the top 40 by winning the talent competition, Toni-Ann performed her version of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing during the live telecast after dancing to Koffee’s Toast during the introduction of the contestants.
Back in her home town in St. Thomas Jamaica, Singh has pledged her support to the Women’s Centre Foundation and has named it her Beauty with a Purpose project during her reign. This facility aids teenage mothers further their education after the birth of their children.