Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico stood out from fellow contenders as she was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday.
Miss Del Valle defeated the runners-up Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic and Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela who secured the third place to win the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held in the United States this year.
Meanwhile, more than 100 countries brought their best to represent them in the Miss World 2016 beauty pageant. The event was held at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.
Eventually, 19-year-old brown-eyed brunette Stephanie Del Valle emerged the winner of the glitzy competition. Del Valle speaks English, French and Spanish and desires to get into the entertainment industry. She’s officially the second Miss World titleholder from the island after Wilnelia Merced won the title in 1975. Thus, Puerto Rico has become the 17th country with multiple winners since the pageant started in 1951.
Del Valle said it’s an “honor and a great responsibility” to represent her Caribbean homeland.
Subsequently, she was crowned by the 2015 Miss World, Meria Laluguna of Spain.
Here’s what went down at the Miss World 2016;
Fast Track Winners:
Top Model: China PR
Sports: Cook Islands
Beauty with a Purpose: Indonesia
The top 20 include;
China, Kenya, Belgium, Ghana, Philippines, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Indonesia, France, USA, India, Slovakia, Korea, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, Puerto Rico
The top 10 include;
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China, Kenya, Belgium, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Korea, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico
The top 5 include;
Kenya, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Philippines
And the main winners are;
3rd Place: Indonesia
2nd Place: Dominican Republic
Miss World 2016: Puerto Rico
Miss World 2016 is…Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico! pic.twitter.com/IIv7LqZAUi
— Miss World (@MissWorldLtd) December 18, 2016
Miss Del Valle couldn’t believe her ears when she was announced the winner of the prestigious title. Nevertheless, she worked hard for it and all we can say is congratulations!!!
Nevertheless, she worked hard for it and all we can say is congratulations!!!