Dreadlocks make first appearance at Miss World pageant

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miss-jamaica-world-sanneta-myrie.jpgWhile many were taken with the accidental Miss Universe announcement on Sunday, some other historical moments were happening Saturday night at the Miss World competition in Sanya, China.

Sanneta Myrie, the 24-year-old Miss World contestant from Jamaica made headlines earlier this year when she announced her plan to leave in her signature dreadlocks (also called locs) for the 2015 Miss World competition. While locs have appeared at the Miss Universe competition - Miss Jamaica, Zahra Redwood, famously wore her hair in locs to break down Rastafarian stereotypes in 2007 - Myrie was to be the first Miss World contestant to appear on stage with them.

"My life has always been rooted in the arts and culture which has significantly impacted my own personal style. So even when I select glam, it has to have an ethnic urban twist to it," she told Jamaica Observer back in August.

As promised, Myrie's hair remained in locs coiled on top of her head in a high bun for the for the duration of the competition.

While Miss Spain ended up taking the crown Saturday night, Myrie walked away with a fourth place finish to the delight of her supporters.

 

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