23 years of age Jamaican beauty Toni Ann Singh has been crowned as new queen for the Miss World Pageant in the grand finale that was been showcased on December 14th 2019 at Excel London in London, United Kingdom. Toni earned the crown after she proved to be the best among the top five finalists that include the delegates from India, Nigeria, France and Brazil.
The court of newly crowned Miss World 2019, Toni Ann Singh included Ophely Mezino from France as first runner-up and Suman Rao from India as second runner-up. The 23-year-old student was born in St Thomas, Jamaica, and plans to study medicine and become a doctor. Toni, who sang a version of the late singer Whitney Houston’s “I have nothing” in the competition, received her crown from last year’s winner, Vanessa Ponce of Mexico. With this win Toni became the forth Jamaican to win Miss World title. Earlier in 1963, 1976 and 1993 Jamaican beauty had earned Miss World award.
The journey of Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha at Miss World 2019
The 69th edition of Miss World pageant had 111 delegates from the different corners of the globe. This edition had Anushka Shrestha, Miss Nepal World 2019 as the official delegate from Nepal. Anushka ended the event as one of the top 12 semi-finalists and earned two of the prestigious awards called Miss Multimedia and Beauty with a purpose.
Prior to the finale of the event Anushka along with beauties from Nigeria, Tunisia, Venezuela, France, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia and Vietnam were been shortlisted as the top ten delegates for Beauty with a purpose category.
Earlier in the competition Miss Nepal World 2019 Anushka Shrestha achieved a success to position at top 40 in the final combat of the journey towards the most coveted award of Miss World 2019. 23 years of age Anuskha earned the position in the top 40 after she won the second round of head to head challenge event.
Miss World 2019 Head to Head challenge was held in nineteen groups and from then on top 20 delegates were been shortlisted one from each group as the winner of the group and one runner-up with most votes. The top 20 of head to head then proceeded to the second leg of the competition. Miss Nepal Anushka was in the group 10 having Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Mexico, Nepal, Poland and Tanzania. From this group Anushka became the winner and entered to second leg of the competition.
Watch the head to head challenge performance of Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha in the group 10 of the competition
In the second leg competition of Head to Head to challenge event, Anushka Shrestha from Nepal the winner of Group 10 and Princess Megonondo from Indonesia, the winner of Group 9 faced each other. Miss World 2019 Head to Head Challenge final round was held on 10th December 2019 where the Top 20 finalists went against one another to secure their final place in the Top 40.
The Head to Head Challenge finals were hosted by the reigning Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon. It was a one-on-one direct contest where each group winner was pitted against another group winner and based on majority voting of the jury, one of the two was selected as the winner to advance to Top 40. At this phase Miss Nepal Anushka defeated Miss Indonesia Princess Megonondo and became one of the top 40 for Miss World 2019.
The top ten from head to head challenge that advanced to top forty of Miss World 2019 included Nepal, Moldova, Venezuela, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Guyana, India, Trinidad & Tobago and Paraguay.
Anushka Shrestha the official delegate from Nepal at the competition is a Commerce graduate with an experience of working at one of the biggest financial institutions in Australia CBA (Commonwealth Bank of Australia). She graduated from the Australian Catholic University in Sydney with the Executive Dean’s Commendation in 2017. She has worked within the International Education sector in Sydney as a Finance Officer as well. Anushka stands Five feet five inches and is also the crowned queen as Miss Nepal Oceania 2018. Miss World 2019 has hundred and twelve delegates from different corners of the globe and among them one would be the successor of Miss World 2019 Vanessa Ponce from Mexico.
Watch the introduction video of Miss Nepal 2019, Anushka Shrestha
Continental queens for Miss World 2019
Africa: Nigeria, Nyekachi Douglas
Caribbean: Trinidad & Tobag, Tya Jane Ramey
Europe: France, Ophely Mezino
Asia: India, Suman Rao
Americas: Brazil, Elis Mielo Coelho
Oceania: Cook Islands, Tajiya Eikura Sahay
Special Award winners for Miss World 2019
Multimedia: Nepal, Anushka Shrestha
Beauty with a purpose: Nepal, Anushka Shrestha
Top Model: Nigeria, Nyekachi Douglas
Sports competition: British Virgin Islands, Rikkiya Brathwaite
Talent: Jamaica, Toni Ann Singh