The coronavirus pandemic delayed the crowning of a winner in the Miss World beauty contest, but it couldn’t stop the show. Finally, the world has a winner.
The contest was to have been held in December but then some contestants contracted the coronavirus, forcing the organizers to change the date of the contest to March.
There was no delay this time as the beauty queens lugged it out in Puerto Rico. At the end of the day, though, Karolina Bielawska of Poland emerged winner of Miss World 2021.
She was crowned by the outgoing queen, Toni-Ann Singh after the Jamaican had thrilled the audience with a rendition of “Never Enough” from “The Greatest Showman.”
Shree Saini of the United States came immediately behind as first runner-up and Ivory Coast’s Olivia Yace as second runner-up. Indonesia’s Pricilia Carla Yules, Mexico’s Karolina Vidales, and Northern Ireland’s Anna Leitch were in the top six.
By the way, South Africans were unimpressed with the result as their own neither won the crown nor was she in the top. According to some South Africa Musida’s march to victory was checked but the deferment of the contest last year.
Miss World 2021 was hosted by Peter Andre and Fernando Allende.