Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle has been crowned Miss World 2016, winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year.
Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry.
Crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, Del Valle called it an “honor and a great responsibility” to represent her Caribbean homeland. She becomes the second titleholder from the island after Wilnelia Merced won the title in 1975.
Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic secured the position of the first runner-up while Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela took third place.
Miss Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray and Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi also made it to the final five.
Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, DC.
Fast Track Winners:
Top Model: China PR
Sports: Cook Islands
Beauty with a Purpose: Indonesia
China, Kenya, Belgium, Ghana, Philippines, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Indonesia, France, USA, India, Slovakia, Korea, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, Puerto Rico
China, Kenya, Belgium, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Korea, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico
Kenya, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Philippines
3rd Place: Indonesia
2nd Place: Dominican Republic
Miss World 2016: Puerto Rico