It’s been non-stop jubilation since the announcement that Miss Jamaica World Toni-Ann Singh has won the Miss World Pageant.
Persons the world over, but especially Jamaica, have been sending in messages of congratulations to the singing beauty.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness was one of the first to congratulate the St Thomas native by expressing that she has made Jamaica proud and that she should continue being a fantastic role model for the young women of Jamaica.
The Miss World Pageant organizers also issued their message of congratulations, declaring they had a new queen and remarking that “Jamaica has a new crown for the International collection.”
Jamaicans have also taken note of the support from Miss Nigeria to Toni-ann with a number of persons calling it genuine and insisting that Toni-Ann should keep her as a friend.
Miss South Africa who won the Miss Universe pageant earlier this month also got in on the action and congratulated her by touching on her vocal talents by remarking that she had the “voice of an angel”.
You know Jamaica had to get in on the act with media personalities ZJ Sparks and Simone Clark-Cooper going crazy when they heard saw the victory.
In video uploads to Twitter both persons could be heard going ballistic when Jamaica was announced as the winner.
One Twitter user pointed out that Jamaica’s cultural wear, the bandana, may have had a role to play also, as the last time Jamaica won, beauty queen Lisa Hanna had worn it and now Toni-ann.
Another glorious moment of celebration was from the “King of St Thomas”, dancehall artiste Popcaan, who proudly acknowledged Toni-Ann, a fellow native of St Thomas and committed his support and that of his team.
With two black women taking the respective crowns of Miss Universe and Miss World in a matter of days, this is certainly a major win not only for Jamaica but for the world.