Singh conceded that the experience of becoming Miss Jamaica was overwhelming at times, but her parents helped her get through it. “I left it all in God’s hands and right now this is just a surreal moment for me,” she told the Jamaica Observer. “I am so overwhelmed and excited to hug my mom, but grateful.”
Singh recalled laughing when her father Bradshaw accidentally knocked her crown off her head. “My family being here was very important and their support motivated me to do my utmost best,” she explained. “When Dad came on stage to hug me, he accidentally knocked the crown off, but that’s just Dad.
Singh’s impressive singing talents caught the attention of fans and Miss World voters. Her cover of “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston went viral before the final round of the competition, and News Crunch reports that she likes to sing classical opera in her spare time.
These talents, combined with Singh’s aforementioned classical background, has led some fans to question whether a singing career in in her future. Singh told that she has considered recording music professionally, but that her medical career takes precedent.
“I think there was a time when I [wanted to sing], when I really thought about what I wanted to do with my life – and that turned out to be serving people, and medicine, and helping people in my community,” she explained. “I haven’t written it off. If the doors open, why not?”
Singh is the fourth contestant of Jamaican descent to win Miss World. The other three are Carol Joan Crawford, Cindy Breakspear and Lisa Hanna; who walked away with the crown in 1962, 1976 and 1993 respectively. Singh told The Gleaner that she plans to take her role as a global ambassador very seriously, despite knowing how difficult it will be.
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The first pageant Singh competed in the Florida Caribbean Association. It was here that she met judge and Miss Jamaica World 2005 Terri-Karelle Reid, who encouraged her to enter the Miss Jamaica World competition. “I had a platform working on, so I entered the Florida Caribbean Association pageant and Terri was one of the judges and she asked me if I would enter Miss Jamaica World and I decided to give it a try,” Singh recalled.
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