On Sunday Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016, winning the coveted beauty pageant’s 66th edition which was held in the United States.
The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic. Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela took third place.
Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.
In her biography statement the winner said, “Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Welcome! My name is Stephanie Del Valle. Join me in this journey filled with many emotions and challenges, but most importantly, life changing experience.”
After more than three weeks of competition, 117 contestants, and one luxurious final show…the Miss World 2016 crown went to Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico.
Asked what her proudest moment in life the Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle replied, “The proudest moment in my life was the first time I travelled by myself to Brazil at the age of 8 as an ambassador for my country, singing with the San Juan Children’s Choir.”
“This event is also memorable because it was a life changing experience as it was the first time I was confronted to real poverty through the eyes of a child, same age as me.”
Asked about her Future ambitions, she said, “I like to have options and I have a solid career plan. I am already registered for a double major at Pace University (Law and Communications) while pursuing my lifelong inclination to follow a career in Entertainment during my spare time.”
She continued, “Presently, I am training in all three disciplines hoping that the effort, passion and dedication will direct me to a finer resolution.”
She revealed that her personal motto is that, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”