Miss Jamaica World has a new queen. Khalia Hall, the Fast Track Top Model competition winner, was crowned on Saturday by Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, who stood in for Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh.
Hall beat 14 other contestants to represent Jamaica at the 70th Miss World pageant, which will be held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan on December 16. Some 123 nations are set to compete for the Miss World 2021 crown, currently held by Singh, the fourth Jamaican to win the Miss World title and the longest-reigning Miss World owing to the coronavirus pandemic postponement of the 2020 competition.
A graduate of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, Hall has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. The 25-year-old, who describes herself as a health and nutrition enthusiast and mechanical engineer-turned-foodie, is the owner of plant-based food delivery service, Shibumi Jamaica, and a food blogger at Mix Up and Blenda. Hall speaks conversational Italian, having lived and worked in Italy for a year and a half.