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Internet Praises Miss Nigeria's Reaction To Miss Jamaica Winning Miss World 2019

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Internet Praises Miss Nigeria's Reaction To Miss Jamaica Winning Miss World 2019

Want to feel inspired by one person championing another's successes? Just take a look at Miss Nigeria's reaction to losing out on being crowned Miss World:

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*And the internet rejoices*

Nyekachi Douglas, from Nigeria, was down to the final three contestants during Saturday's show. She was stood on stage alongside Elis Coelho of Brazil and Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica.

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After a tense few seconds, Miss Jamaica was crowned winner of the beauty pageant. The 23-year-old stood shocked at first while runner up Douglas launched into a celebration like no other.

She's shouting, cheering and stomping around the stage unable to contain her excitement before approaching her successful counterpart and shouting: "Yeah girl", before pulling her into a hug.

Nyekachi Douglas (L) was screaming in celebration. Credit: YouTube/Miss World
Nyekachi Douglas (L) was screaming in celebration. Credit: YouTube/Miss World

Taking to social media, one person said: "Be the Miss Nigeria you want to see in the world." While another added: "In 2020 when your friend starts a new business, podcast, therapy, anything that enhances their life. Be her Miss Nigeria."

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A third wrote: "May the new decade greet us with friends like Miss Nigeria".

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Singh's win marks a historical moment in beauty pageant history in that it's the first time Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss World are all black women.

In an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV's Good Morning Britain, he asked: "Right now - the winner of every beauty pageant in the world has been a black woman - that's the first time its happened - what does that mean to you?"

Singh responded: "Representation is a beautiful thing - I'm really happy to represent any race or culture. I hope any young woman is able to look at me and see herself in me - and know that she is capable of doing anything."

Taking to Instagram with a live video, Douglas described Singh as 'amazing' before adding: "A lot of times in this kind of competition, there's a lot of times I thought ... this is really too much for me.

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"She was the one that would be like, 'Listen, you've got this'."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Miss World

Topics: Viral, Entertainment

Rebecca Shepherd
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