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India's Suman Rao is Miss World Asia 2019

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Last updated on: December 18, 2019 10:59 IST
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India's Suman Rao was crowned the second runner-up at the Miss World 2019 beauty pageant held in London.

Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Toni Ann Singh, 23, from Jamaica was crowned the 69th Miss World.

A psychology and women's studies graduate from Florida State University, Toni is the fourth beauty queen from Jamaica to win the title.

'To that little girl in St Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world -- please believe in yourself,' wrote the newly crowned Miss World 2019 on Instagram. 'Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. You have a PURPOSE.'

India's Suman Rao didn't disappoint and was crowned second runner-up at the pageant.

Sharing a post on Instagram, the Indian beauty queen wrote: 'I believe being on the world stage and to be able to share my story is the best gift that I've received from God!

'I can't explain in words how grateful I am to my family, friends, my fans, @missindiaorg @missworld for believing in me and my capabilities!'

Dressed in a lovely Falguni Shane Peacock embellished silver gown, Suman cut an impressive figure on the Miss World stage during the finale.

Scroll down to take a look at some of the glimpses from the Miss World 2019 pageant.

IMAGE: Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final. Toni's mother Jahrine Bailey is of African-Caribbean descent, while her father Bradshaw Singh is Indo-Caribbean. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

IMAGE: The crowning moment! Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico puts a crown on the head of Toni Ann Singh. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

IMAGE: Toni along with first runner-up Miss France Ophely Mezino and India's Suman Rao. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

IMAGE: The winners pose with the newly crowned Miss World. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

IMAGE: Miss World 2019 contestants hold up their flags as they perform on stage. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

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