The formerly dethroned Miss Trinidad and Tobago World, Kimberly Singh, has been reinstated to her title, following tense arbitration with pageant organizers. Singh will now be representing Trinidad and Tobago in the Miss World Pageant in China in December.
In a joint statement from the attorneys for Singh and show promoter Vanessa Sahatoo-Manoo last night, arbitrator Koylass yesterday “ruled that whilst Ms. Singh did breach specific terms of the beauty pageant agreement, such breaches were not fundamental enough to warrant her termination as Miss World Trinidad & Tobago.”
The 23-year-old beauty was initially dethroned in October by franchise holder — Oneness Entertainment – after a fallout over alleged breach of her contract. Oneness Entertainment made a public announcement that Singh was to be replaced by first runner up in the competition, Daniella Walcott.
Though no official reason was ever given as to what constituted a “breach in contract,”, the former queen showed letters from the attorneys of the franchise citing failure to attend events, training and not sourcing funding as some of the reasons for her being stripped of the title.
Singh’s attorneys immediately filed an injunction in the High Court, arguing that as per the franchise agreement with Singh, arbitration was the way to go in resolving any dispute.
Despite the legal whirlwind, Singh says she’s “very happy with the outcome. I look forward to representing Trinidad and Tobago in China and to be judged Miss World.”