It was a dream come true when 19-year-old Stephanie Del Valle, representing Puerto Rico became the 2016 Miss World in the 66th edition of the pageant which held on Sunday, 19th December, 2016.
Every girl at one time or the other growing up dream of attaining this height,but millions never do.Well,this 19 year old will live to tell this story for the rest of her days.The contest which held in MGM National Habour, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA had 117 contestants from all
over the world vying for the crown which Stephanie ultimately won.
Those who got so close and could almost taste the crown,but never quite did were,the first runner up Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, followed by Miss Indonesia, Natasha Mannuela. Miss Philipines.Africa continent was almost represented at the upper end of the pageant courtesy of Miss Kenya making it to the top five.
Pueto Rico have now had winners 2ce in their history as they also won it in 1975 whe they were represented by Wilnelia Merced.
The outgoing Miss World, Mireia Lalaguna of Spain crowned the new beauty queen.See more pics of the ceremony after the cut..