Sanneta Myrie aka Miss Jamaica made history this weekend at the first Miss World contestant to wear locs.
Myrie grew up in poverty, but that hasn't stopped her from achieving incredible things on and off the pageant stage. The 24-year-old beauty queen is a doctor in her home country.
Last weekend, she placed 4th out of 114 contestants at the pageant held in Sanya, China.
“I lock my hair because I identify with it,” she told BET. “I am very much rooted in that Afro-centric nature, where we as Jamaicans are rooted. It’s my expression.” After making the top five, Myrie was asked why she should receive the title of Miss World. “My story is one of a little girl whose life was transformed with charity and love and my quest in life is to give that back to as many people as I can, and to inspire the world with my story, that no matter where you are from, your skin type your hair color, your situation — your dreams are valid,” she said. “I believe that beauty with a purpose embodies my quest and if I was blessed with the crown tonight, I would dedicate my essence to give back to the world in a purposeful and beautiful way with charity and love,” she added.
Get into this dress.
The dance being presented as my talent piece embodies the movement of an entire Caribbean region from slavery into freedom. The red symbolizes the blood that was shed and the green celebrates the life and flourishing of the people while the yellow represents, not only the resilience of the Caribbean people but also the brilliant future for us all. Tonight I dedicate my dance to all women around the world who are still enslaved whether physically or mentally. Through my rhythm I hope to inspire and encourage an Exodus! A movement towards freedom! One Love....feel the vibration !!!!!! Choreographed by the Quilt Performing Arts Company @qpac_ja #EXODUS #Missworld2015 #SanyaChina
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