Dr Sanneta Myrie is First Miss World Contestant to Wear Dreadlocks, Finishes Top 5

Sanneta Myrie, Jamaica’s representative, who is also a Doctor, at the Miss World competition held over the weekend in China, finished in the top five spot of the beauty pageant.

While competing, the 24-year-old doctor proudly wore locs, which was a move rarely made at large pageants.

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“I lock my hair because I identify with it,” the 24-year-old told BET. “I am very much rooted in that Afro-centric nature, where we as Jamaicans are rooted. It’s my expression.”

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Out of 114 contestants, Myrie finished in the top five, following Sofia Nikitchuk from Russia and Maria Harfanti, from Indonesia; and Mireia Lalaguna Royo, who represented Spain, was crowned the winner.

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Congratulations, Sanneta!

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