Toni-Ann Singh's winning answers that earned her the Miss World 2019 crown

Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 in London on Sunday morning (Manila time).

But before her crowning moment, the 23-year old and the rest of the Top 5 had to get through an interview with British broadcast journalist Piers Morgan live on stage.

And of course, Singh passed with flying colors!

Asked by Morgan why she should win and what's special about her, Toni-Ann answered:

"I think I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world. I wouldn't say that I'm different from any other women on this stage, but my passion for women and pouring into them, and making sure that they have the same opportunities that I have had is something that sets me apart."

Morgan then asked, "Who is the most inspiring woman to you in the world?"


Singh turned emotional towards the end, but gave this winning answer:

"So you asked me a question to make me cry. Well, okay. The most inspiring woman to me is my mother. Now I must say, if my mother and my father are the roots, and I'm the tree, then really, any work that I do, anything that I'm able to change in the world...It is the fruits of their labor and I watched her (my mother) pour everything into me, even at the sacrifice of her own wants and her needs, and that's why I am able to sit before you today."

Singh also proved that she's on a different level, when she belted out "I Have Nothing" before the winners were announced.

France's Ophely Mezino is the 1st runner-up, while India's Suman Rao is 2nd runner-up.

Philippine bet Michelle Dee finished at the Top 12, after failing to secure a spot in the Top 5.

—Angelica Y. Yang/JCB, GMA News