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CARDIFF, Wales — Darcey Corria, whose father is of Jamaican heritage, will represent Wales in the next Miss World pageant — becoming the first woman of colour to do so in over two decades.

 

This achievement is particularly special to Corria because, according to a BBC Wales news report, she struggled with lack of representation growing up.

The 21-year-old, who is big on race equality and has played an active role in anti-racism legislation in Wales, said she hopes to encourage girls to embrace their ethnicity.

In an interview with BBC Wales following her win, Corria said: “I understand the significance and the importance of my crowning moment.”

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