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Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle takes the Miss World 2016 crown

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Stephanie Del Valle

19-years old, Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico is the winner of the 2016 Miss World, 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.

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.

First runner-up of the 2016 edition of the pageant held at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, followed by Miss World 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.

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

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Photos credit: Miss World/Instagram

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