Myrie, who finished third in the talent competition prior to the coronation show, outlasted 115 other contestants to reach the final, making her the first Miss Jamaica World since Deanna Robins to reach the final round of the esteemed pageant. In the end, however, it was Miss Spain, Mireia Lalaguna Royo who won the Miss World 2015 crowd.
The other three finalists hailed from Russia, Indonesia and Lebanon, who finished second, third and fourth respectively.
When asked why she should be named Miss World 2015, she said, “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 colour, your situation — your dreams are valid.“
“And 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.
Jamaica was seeking its first Miss World crown since current minister of youth and culture, Lisa Hanna won it in 1993 in South Africa.
Hanna was initially confirmed as a judge for Miss World 2015, but later declined the opportunity, citing an urgent child rights matter she needed to attend to.