Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh to make virtual tours and fulfil her crown duties

30 Apr 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 on 14th December 2019 at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom. She is the fourth woman from Jamaica to win the Miss World title, joining Carole Joan Crawford in 1963, Cindy Breakspeare in 1976, and Lisa Hanna in 1993 and the first black woman to win Miss World since Agbani Darego of Nigeria won Miss World 2001. Singh was born in Morant Bay in St. Thomas and has graduated from Florida State University after immigrating to the US 14 years ago.

The Miss Universe Organization has now decided to change the way the Toni will perform her duties due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the world. According to the chairperson and CEO of the Miss World Organization Julia Morley, a continuation of the current situation over a prolonged period will require some of her planned projects to be addressed digitally.



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The organizers have switched to online activities and carry out all the activities virtually with Miss World Organization if bans on travels are not lifted until July 2020. If the bans are lifted and the government announces that it’s safe for people to travel the, Toni would resume to her duties as Miss World 2019 the way it was originally planned. She will continue with her “Beauty with A Purpose” global tour. On the tour, Singh was scheduled to visit numerous countries and address numerous projects. None of her events have been cancelled thus far, but some have been rescheduled to take place later in 2020 in hopes that conditions relating to the pandemic will have improved.

But if the bans are not lifted, the organizers and the Miss World Organization has decided to carry on with the global tour virtually. A fashion show scheduled for Jamaica which requires Miss World and other members of the organization to raise funds for an education program is on the top of the list of the queen. The educating program is designed to provide distance learning options for pageant girls and teen mothers at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation. The work on this project will continue in preparation for when things normalize, at which time it will be set to move to completion quickly.



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Julia Morely assured that the pandemic Covid-19 situation won’t hamper the project or duties of Miss World 2019 but the duties will be performed in a different way. Since winning the title, she has visited seven countries prior to the pandemic outbreak. Among her other events, Singh also attended a yearly telethon organized by Variety Clubs International in the United States. This event raised US$4 million for different charities.