Miss World Trinidad and Tobago qualifies for final round of Top Model Contest

Tya Jané Ramey struts past 110 other national representatives to make it into the list of final 10 delegates of the Top Model Competition at Miss World 2019.

The 21-year-old national athlete qualified for the finals of the Top Model Segment in London, wearing this dress from Zandra Rhodes. (Photo: Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise)

The 5 foot, 11-inch Trinbagonian beauty stands in good company for the final round of the Top Model experience, alongside representatives from Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Uganda and Vietnam.

Each of the contestants modelled dresses from internationally acclaimed designer Zandra Rhodes, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

“It’s an encouraging feeling to receive the well-wishes, the words of encouragement from supporters and general positivity from everyone, and that kind of morale boost really puts the Miss World experience in perspective for any delegate,” explained Ramey to BUZZ.

: Road to the crown: Ramey is enjoying the London life with fellow delegates while competing ahead of the Grand Coronation on December 14th. (Photo: Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise)

The Social Work and Social Policies graduate, known for her down-to-earth charm and passion in caring for others, has her focus squarely set on competing over the next two weeks and explained that she is truly grateful for the positivity thus far.

She added that the sense of community that she has shared with her fellow delegates since her arrival in London, as well as the support from the wider T&T community, has been one of the most rewarding experiences for her.

Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2019 Tya Jané Ramey is flanked by local franchise holders, Brian Gopaul (left) and Dr Reiaz Mohammed. (Photo: Richard Young/Miss World Website)

“It really serves as a simple reminder that the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago title is much bigger than just the crown: it’s a chance to openly celebrate our culture and the warmth of our people. It also presents me with a unique opportunity to be an ambassador for what the red, white and black is all about on the global stage.”

Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2019, Tya Jané Ramey. (Photo: Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise)

Co-owner for Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise, Brian Gopaul, said that he, business partner Dr Reiaz Mohammed and the extended team were excited by the wonderful developments for Ms Ramey in the Top Model Competition.

“She loves her country, and she is the epitome of beauty with a purpose.”

— Co-owner for Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise, Brian Gopaul

“We’re excited by the Top Model news and cannot wait for T&T and the world to see her model her gown from one of the leading designers in the island, Heather Jones,” Gopaul revealed exclusively to BUZZ.

He said that the Ramey has worked very hard over the last few months in preparation for the international leg of the competition. “We’re very proud of Tya Jané. Getting to know her, you can tell that she really represents everything that Trinidad and Tobago stands for. She loves her country, and she is the epitome of beauty with a purpose,” he said.

Ramey is thrilled to be a brand ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago while executing her beauty queen duties. (Photo: Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise)

Each of the 120 contestants will compete in a series of fast track events that guarantee a place in the top 40 at the final. In addition to Top Model, these events include Sport, Talent, Head to Head Challenge, Multimedia and the Beauty With A Purpose programme. The last time a Caribbean representative walked away with the crown was in 1968 when Trinidad and Tobago’s Giselle La Ronde (now West) was named the winner. 

The 69th edition of the Miss World Pageant will take place on Saturday 14th December 2019 at the ExCeL London in the United Kingdom. Anticipation is approaching an all-time high in preparation for the moment when the reigning Queen, Vanessa Ponce de León of Mexico, will crown her successor.

Tenille Clarke is an avid wanderlust, Carnivalist and cultural enthusiast who pens about her ongoing love affair with travel, culture and entertainment through a Caribbean lens. She is the Principal Publicist of Chambers Media Solutions and Managing Director of Industry 360. @tenilleclarke1 on Instagram/Twitter.