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Miss World: Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle wins 2016 crown

Sun Online Desk     19th December, 2016 01:06:30 printer

Miss World: Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle wins 2016 crown

Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle has been crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the United States.

 

Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry.

 

The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, while Indonesia's Natasha Mannuela took third place.

 

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, DC.

 

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.

 

Miss Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray and Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi also made it to the final five.

 

Puerto Rico becomes the 17th country with multiple winners since Miss World started in 1951.

 

The last time an Australian won the crown was in 1972.

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