Meet Sanneta Myrie, Jamaican Miss World Contestant With Dreadlocks


Meet beautiful Jamaican born Sanneta Myris who brought dreadlocks to the Miss World Pageant for first time.

Sanneta, 24, is a doctor and the current reigning Miss Jamaica who made it to the top 5 contestants at the Miss World Pageant that was held on Saturday, December 19 in Sanya, China. Her biography on the Miss World website reads:

Sanneta grew up in the rural parishes of her homeland, Jamaica. Now a fully qualified medical doctor, she is committed to helping others, and is passionate about the work she does, with aspirations of joining "Doctors without Borders', an organisation providing medical care to the most marginalised worldwide. Aside from her duties, Sanneta loves the Jamaican lifestyle, embracing all facets of its culture, from the iconic reggae music, to the fresh fish cuisine found in abundance. In her spare time she enjoys long distance and cross country running, she loves to dance, and she volunteers as a counsellor for the University of the West Indies.

Sanneta Myrie: Miss World Top Five Contestant

Myrie as a contestant in Miss Jamaica Pageant

As Mic astutely said, Myrie's decision to wear her hair in locs is a noteworthy step toward presenting a more diverse beauty aesthetic in the media landscape, which is slowly seeing more representation of black women with natural hair. At this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Angolan model Maria Borges walked the runway with her natural, cropped hair, marking a proud departure from the lingerie model norm (all... those.... blowouts).

All the contestants were beautiful, but there could only be one winner. Miss Spain, Mireia Lalaguna Royo, 23, who is also a professional model from Barcelona emerged as the winner of 2015 Miss World. When she won, she said, "Just because I am beautiful on the outside does not mean I am not beautiful on the inside, too," she said, after she won.

Mireia Lalaguna Royo: Miss World 2015

Here are the Top 5 Winners

1st place - Spain

2nd place - Russia

3rd place - Indonesia

4th place - Lebanon

5th place - Jamaica

Sofia Nikitchuk of Russia

Miss Russia said: "I think that the main idea of the pagent is Beauty With A Purpose. I want to reach my inner world and show my life and happiness with all people. It's a huge honour for me if I will have the opportunity to do this with the big Miss World family."

Top three Miss World Contestants

Miss Indonesia said: "I've always been truly inspired by BWAP because it means having the heart to share and always reaching out to the community. I want to reach out to people and share everything that we have with people around us. We are so much more than us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made not just to exist in this world but to make a difference"

Miss Lebanon at The Miss World 2015

Miss Lebanon said: "I think that modesty and love and serenity is what the world needs more these years. Miss world should have these qualifications in order to spread them all around the world. I promise to use all the energy inside me to draw smiles on other faces."

Miss Jamaica World Dr Sanneta Myrie doing her talent piece

Miss Jamaica said: "I am so grateful. My story is one of a little girl whose life was transformed with charity and love and I want to give that back to others."

Miss Nigeria at the Miss World 2015


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