Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Jamaica's Kadijah Robinson finishes in top five at Miss World

From left: Miss Belarus Maria Vasilech, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson, Miss Mexico Photo caption : From left Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo and Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan

From left: Miss Belarus Maria Vasilech, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson, Miss Mexico Photo caption : From left Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo and Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan

Jamaica's representative to the Miss World pageant, Kadijah Robinson, has finished in the top five of the competition held in Sanya, China.

Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico was declared the winner, becoming the first Mexican queen to win the coveted title.

The other contestants who qualified to the final round at the 68th Miss World contest were Miss Belarus Maria Vasilech, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo and Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan.

The top-level performance from Robinson has triggered widespread praise from scores of Jamaicans who took to social media to commend the daughter of Black River, St Elizabeth on her performance.

“Extremely proud of Miss Jamaica World Kadijah Robinson. Top 5 finish, Miss World Caribbean plus she had the entire world dancing our dances to our beats. Absolutely Amazing. Yes she hails from St. Bess,” said Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on his Twitter page.

“Look at Miss Jamaica World, Kadijah Robinson go! #FLAIRY & #CHACHABOY to the World! All Asia ketch it and mi still a twist up my hand a try Willie Bounce #MissWorld2018,” said another Jamaican via Twitter.

“Very proud of Kadijah Robinson, Miss World Jamaica and Miss World Caribbean 2018! She represented Jamaica well and she has contributed to the brand of Jamaican excellence that has dominated the world. We likkle but we tallawah! #MissWorld2018,” said Christopher Harper via his twitter page.

Robinson, a physiotherapist at the Black River hospital in St Elizabeth, was also crowned Miss World Caribbean.

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