*The original version of this article incorrectly stated that Sanneta Myrie was the first Miss World contestant to wear locs.
Miss Jamaica World Sanneta Myrie is one of the first to wear locs as a contestant in the Miss World pageant. Myrie follows in the footsteps of Jamaican Zahra Redwood, who was the first to wear locs in the Miss Universe pageant in 2007.
Myrie, 24, says that her culture plays a major role in her decision to wear locs.
“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” – Jamaica Observer
In 2001 Miss Nigeria won the competition, becoming the first black African to win since the competition began in 1951. Myrie placed 5th in the Miss World pageant this Saturday.
In addition to slaying pageants with her beautiful locs, Myrie is a medical doctor and volunteer counselor for the University of West Indies. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s clearly got the brains to match.