SANYA, China December 13, 2018 — Kadijah Robinson, Jamaica’s representative at the 2018 Miss World pageant, finished in the top five of the 68th edition of the competition that was held in Sanya, China, last Saturday, December 8.
118 contestants, from all over the world, competed for the crown.
Robinson, a physiotherapist at the Black River hospital in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, was also crowned Miss World Caribbean.
Her emphatic top-five finish and dance video have ignited widespread praise from Jamaicans, across the Diaspora, who have commended the daughter of Black River, St. Elizabeth on her performance.
Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, congratulated Robinson for her stellar showing.
“It was an amazing feat, securing a top-5 finish and gaining the Miss World Caribbean title, while being a wonderful exponent of our culture,” beamed Grange. “Miss Robinson had the entire Asian continent doing Ding Dong popular dances to an authentic dancehall beat…simply amazing.”
“She has contributed to the brand of Jamaican excellence that has dominated the world. Kadijah is a true ambassador of our rich cultural heritage on the international stage,” the Minister added.
Vanessa Ponce de Leon, from Mexico, was declared the winner, becoming the first Mexican queen to win the coveted title.