Poland’s Karolina Bielawska has been crowned, making her the winner of the 70th Miss World on Wednesday. Contestants and organizers expressed their solidarity with Ukraine with a candle tribute on-stage during the finale on television.
Bielawska, is a model and is working on completing her master’s degree. She won the title in San Juan, Puerto Rico after the show was delayed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Miss USA, Shree Saini, was named first runner-up, and Ivory Coast’s Olivia Yacé earned second runner-up.
As Fox News reported, the 23-year-old was crowed by 2019 winner Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica. She said, "When I heard my name, I was surprised, I still can’t believe it, I feel honored."
"I am honored to wear the Miss World crown and can’t wait to get to work," she said.