Newly crowned Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, returned to her Jamaica homeland for a brief visit over the weekend.
Singh was accompanied by Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of the Miss World international organisation, event director of Miss World Stephen Morley, and her father Bradshaw Singh.
Singh's remarkable victory in London last week meant she had to cram in a visit to Jamaica before embarking on a tight schedule around the world.
Singh’s win means that the titles of Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA have all gone to black women this year, an historic first.
And to celebrate her win, Singh, 23, tweeted for the very first time. Sharing a photo of herself in her glittering crown, the pageant queen wrote: "To that little girl in St Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world - please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. You have a PURPOSE."
Singh joins Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Miss America Nia Franklin, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garri. Kryst also competed in the Miss Universe pageant alongside Tunzi, reaching the top 10.
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