Jamaican Miss World Toni-Ann Singh says ‘representation is a beautiful thing’ as she’s reunited with Piers Morgan on GMB days after he crowned her the winner at the final in London
- Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh, who was crowned this year’s Miss World on Saturday
- The winner had been interviewed by the Piers Morgan at Saturday night’s show
- Was reunited with him this Morning as she spoke about her win at Miss World
Miss World has said ‘representation is a beautiful thing’ and hopes that young women can look up to her.
Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh, who was crowned this year’s Miss World during a glamorous celebration in London on Saturday, appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britian with Piers Morgan this morning.
The winner had been interviewed by the GMB presenter on Saturday night, before she took the crown for Miss World.
Congratulating her on her win, Piers also asked her how she felt about being the fourth black woman, this year, to win a major beauty pageant.
Miss World (who was crowned on Saturday night) has said ‘representation’ is a beautiful thing and hopes that young women can look up to her
Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh (right) , who was crowned this year’s Miss World during glamorous celebrations in London on Saturday, appeared on GMB with Piers Morgan (left)
On Saturday night the Jamaican beauty beat off 110 other women to win the title of Miss World.
On the show Piers reminded her that she was the ‘fourth Jamaican Miss World’, and went on to say: ‘But also right now – the winner of every beauty pageant in the world has been a black woman – that’s the first time its happened – what does that mean to you?’
Toni-Ann went on to say: ‘Representation is a beautiful thing – I’m really happy to represent any race or culture.
‘I hope any young woman is able to look at me and see herself in me – and know that she is capable of doing anything.’
Miss World had been interviewed by the GMB presenter on Saturday night, before she took the crown for Miss World and was reunited with him on the ITV show this morning
Current Miss World said about winning that ‘representation is a beautiful thing’ and that she was really happy to represent any race or culture
Toni-Ann Singh was crowned by last year’s winner Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon during the ceremony on Saturday.
Piers, who seemed in awe of Miss World, also asked her about her future plans and also congratulated her on her singing voice, claiming that she could have a career as a singer if she wanted to.
‘Its in my plans to head to medical school, I’m very passionate about women’s health,’ she went on to say.
While she also said: ‘You don’t wake up thinking your going to make history and in my country it is a very big deal.
Piers, who seemed in awe of Miss World also asked her about her future plans and also congratulated her on her singing voice, claiming that she could have a career as a singer if she wanted to
Some fans took to social media to congratulate and compliment the current Miss World after appearing on the show
‘They sent me a video from home yesterday and people were in the streets jumping up and down – one woman said in the video, this is my Granddaughter and she believes she can be anything because of you.’
Some fans took to social media to congratulate and compliment her, with one saying: ‘OMG! Love Miss World! She’s adorable! #GMB’
While another said: ‘#ToriAnnSingh has to be one of the most pleasant & polite women to exist. Congratulations on winning #MissWorld and best of luck studying medicine.’
Tori Anne was one of 111 contestants from countries including Scotland, Japan, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago donned costumes reflecting their homelands as they performed at the ExCeL convention centre in east London.
Toni-Ann is announced Miss World 2019, during the 69th Miss World annual final at the ExCel London as other contestants look on smiling
Miss World 2018, Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowns Miss World 2019, Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh during the final at the ExCel arena in east London
The competition, hosted by Peter Andre and actress Megan Young, concluded a three-week festival in which contestants competed in a series of fast-track events to earn a spot in the top 30.
These included challenges in multimedia, sport and talent which took the hopefuls on a ‘journey across some of London’s most iconic landmarks taking in its rich culture and heritage’, according to the Miss World website.
On Saturday, the glamorous contestants gathered on stage at the ExCeL centre in ball gowns as they were welcomed in an opening ceremony which featured a performance from Kerry Ellis.
The beauty queens then changed into colourful costumes indicative of their native countries as they performed in the final, which was judged by a panel led by Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.
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