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Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas lost to her friend in the Miss World pageant, but her reaction is winning people’s hearts

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, Dec 16, 2019, 11:09 PM

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Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas celebrates after Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh is named Miss World. 
Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
  • Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas is being praised for her heartwarming reaction after losing Miss World.
  • After Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was named Miss World, Douglas jumped up and down and did a happy dance as she congratulated and hugged her friend.
  • Douglas later said in an interview that Singh was “amazing” and had been her support system during the pageant.
  • People took to Twitter to praise Douglas, calling her “selfless” and the best kind of friend.
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If you tuned in to the Miss World 2019 pageant just seconds after the winner was announced, you would have probably thought that Miss Nigeria took home the crown.

Nyekachi Douglas, 21, let out an excited yelp, jumped up in the air, and did a little happy dance as the new Miss World was called.

The winner was actually her friend, Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh. But Douglas’ reaction captured hearts all over the world.

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Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas congratulates Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh after she wins Miss World. 
HENRY NICHOLLS/Reuters

Douglas, Singh, and Miss Brazil Elis Coelho were the last three women on stage during the pageant, which was held in London on Saturday night.

While she may not have taken home the crown, Douglas now has plenty of new fans.

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Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas. 
HENRY NICHOLLS/Reuters

Nyekachi Douglas did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

 

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