Toni-Ann Singh Bio, Wiki
Toni-Ann Singh is a Jamaican-American beauty pageant titleholder who is the current reigning Miss World 2019. She was previously crowned Miss Jamaica World 2019 and is the fourth woman from Jamaica to win Miss World.
Toni-Ann Singh Age
Singh, 23, was born in Morant Bay, St. Thomas in 1996.
Toni-Ann Singh Parents
Her mother Jahrine Bailey-Singh is of African-Caribbean descent and hails from Jamaica, while her father, Bradshaw Singh, is of Indo-Caribbean descent from Jamaica.
In a recent Instagram post, Singh posted a video of her and her mother eating ice cream. The video included narration which paid tribute to her mother, and the sacrifices she had to make to provide Singh with a better life. “I found my true passion in the arms of my mother,” she said, “Who has made every sacrifice necessary to give me the opportunity for an education and a life she has only been able to dream for herself.”
Toni-Ann Singh Background
Singh was born in Morant Bay, Jamaica but immigrated to the United States at age nine, settling in Florida. She attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she graduated with a degree in women’s studies and psychology.
Singh told The Gleaner that music was a big part of her life as a child, and she was classically trained from the time she arrived in the U.S.
“I’ve been singing since I was very young. I sang in church with the children’s choir, and I’ve been classically trained since I was nine,” she revealed. “I would say it’s a thing in my family, because we all like to sing together. I even have an uncle on my mom’s side who does music a lot – Prince Theo.”
Toni-Ann Singh Miss Jamaica World 2019
In 2019, Singh competed in the Miss Jamaica World 2019 competition, where she ultimately won the title. Afterward, Singh was given the right to represent Jamaica at Miss World 2019.
Singh conceded that the experience of becoming Miss Jamaica was overwhelming at times, but her parents helped her get through it. “I left it all in God’s hands and right now this is just a surreal moment for me,” she told the Jamaica Observer. “I am so overwhelmed and excited to hug my mom, but grateful.”
Toni-Ann Singh Miss World 2019
Singh left for London in November 2019, to participate in the Miss World pre-pageant activities. Singh placed in the top 40 of the Top Model competition and won the talent competition, which granted her direct entry into the top 40 semifinals.
Finals night was held on December 14th at ExCeL London, where Singh advanced from the top 40 to the top 12, and ultimately to the top five. She was then crowned the winner, besting first runner-up Ophély Mézino of France and second runner-up Suman Rao of India. With her win, Singh became the fourth Jamaican woman to hold the title, with the last being Lisa Hanna who was crowned Miss World 1993, and the first black woman to win Miss World since Agbani Darego of Nigeria won Miss World 2001. She succeeds the 2018 winner, Vanessa Ponce.