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Monday, 19 December 2016

Stephanie Del Valle crowned Miss World 2016 in Oxen Hill, Maryland

Miss World Beauty Pageant
This year's edition of Miss World Beauty Pageant competition has been concluded and the winner emerged. 

Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle was crowned after winning the Miss World 2016 competition that took place yesterday, Sunday 18th December, 2016 in Oxen Hill, Maryland. She defeated narrowly the runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia to win the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the South American prestigious and prominent country, United States.

Stephanie Del Valle's beauty can be seen in her appearance of which the first sighting would be the presence of a brown-eyed brunette. She is 19 years old and a student who is a fluent speaker of Spanish, French and English languages. Her future ambition is to get established and make waves in the entertainment industry. 

Del Valle was crowned by Mireia Lalaguna of Spain who happens to be the winner of the most decorated crown in the Miss World 2015 edition. She expressed her joy by stating that it is an "honour 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 World 2016 Beauty Pageant which took place at the MGM National Harbour in Oxen Hill, Maryland produced Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic as the first runner-up, followed by Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela. Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the 2016 edition of the beauty pageant.

Miss Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray and Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi also made it to the final five. The later being the only African representative to reach the top five in this edition.

Puerto Rico becomes the 17th country with multiple winners since Miss World started in 1951. Living up to the national stereotype, the first two title holders were both Swedish. Since then a further 34 nationalities have been victorious, with the UK (5), India (5), the US (3), Jamaica (3), Iceland (3), Germany (2) and Australia (2) all providing multiple winners.

The summary of the awards are as follows:

Fast Track Winners:

Top Model: China PR
Sports: Cook Islands
Talent: Mongolia
Multimedia: Philippines
Beauty with a Purpose: Indonesia

Countries that made the top 20 in Miss World 2016 are:

China, Kenya, Belgium, Ghana, Philippines, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Indonesia, France, USA, India, Slovakia, Korea, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, Puerto Rico. 

Countries that made the top 10 in Miss World 2016 are:

China, Kenya, Belgium, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Korea, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico. 

Countries that made the top 5 in Miss World 2016 are:

Kenya, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Philippines.

3rd Place: Indonesia
Miss Indonesia, Natasha Mannuela
Miss Indonesia 

2nd Place: Dominican Republic
Miss Dominican Republic, Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez
Miss Dominican Republic 

Winner: Puerto Rico
Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle
Miss Puerto Rico 

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