SANYA, China – The first ever dreadlocked Miss World contestant, Miss Jamaica World Dr. Sanneta Myrie, finished in the top five of the 2015 Miss World Competition in China.
Myrie, a medical doctor, had joined Spain, Russia, Indonesia, and Lebanon in the top five but the 65th edition of the pageant was won by Spanish model Mireia Lalagunay.
The Jamaican beauty, who also finished third in the talent section of the competition, earned her place in the top five finalists from a field of more than 120 contestants.
According to her bio on the Miss World website, 24-year-old Myrie grew up in the rural parishes of Jamaica. Now a fully qualified doctor, she is committed to helping others and is passionate about the work she does, with aspirations of joining Doctors without Borders which provides medical care to the most marginalized worldwide.
In her spare time she enjoys long distance and cross country running, loves to dance and volunteers as a counsellor for the University of the West Indies (UWI).
After making the top five cut, Myrie was asked why she should be named Miss World 2015, to which she responded that she was already grateful for the opportunity to be in China representing her country.
“…I believe that beauty with a purpose embodies my quest and if I was blessed with the crown tonight, I would dedicate my essence to give back to the world in a purposeful and beautiful way with charity and love,” she said.
The Caribbean made a good showing at this year’s pageant with Miss Guyana Lisa Punch placing in the top 10. Miss Guyana also won the talent segment.