MARYLAND – Puerto Rican beauty Stephanie del Valle won the coveted Miss World 2016 title on Sunday, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia and other beauties from around the globe.
Del Valle, 19, who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry, called it an “honour and a great responsibility” to represent her Caribbean island after being crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain.
First runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of another Caribbean nation, the Dominican Republic.
Second runner-up was Natasha Mannuela of Indonesia.
Puerto Rico becomes the 17th country with multiple winners since Miss World started in 1951.
The first two title holders were both Swedish. Since then, a further 34 nationalities have been victorious, with the UK (five), India (five), the US (three), Jamaica (three), Iceland (three), Germany (two) and Australia (two) all providing multiple winners.