23-year-old student from St Thomas, Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh, has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant.
Toni-Ann Singh has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant. PIX: GETTY IMAGES via BBC

Toni-Ann Singh has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant.

It’s the first time in history that black women hold the titles for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss World.

The 23-year-old student was born in St Thomas, Jamaica, and plans to study medicine and become a doctor.

She tweeted on Saturday: “Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams… you have a PURPOSE.”

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