Miss Porto Rico crowned as Miss World 2016

Miss Porto Rico’ crowned as Miss World 2016; Yaritza Miguelina- 1st Runner up; Natasha Mannuela- 2nd runner up
Miss Porto Rico’ crowned as Miss World 2016; Yaritza Miguelina- 1st Runner up; Natasha Mannuela- 2nd runner up

In its 66th edition, the grandest beauty pageant crowned Miss Porto Rico as Miss World 2016, held in MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States. 19-year old Stephanie Del Valle became the second from her country to hold the title after Wilnelia Merced won it in 1975. This further added as Porto Rico to become the 17

19-year old Stephanie Del Valle became the second from her country to hold the title after Wilnelia Merced won it in 1975. This further added as Porto Rico to become the 17th country with multiple winners since the pageant started in 1951.

Crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, Del Valle called it an “honor and a great responsibility” to represent her Caribbean homeland. Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez representing Dominican Republic became the first runner-up followed by Natasha Mannuela representing Indonesia became the second. The top five finalists also included Evelyn Njambi Thungu from Kenya, and Catriona Elisa Gray from the Philippines.

Representing India, Priyadarshini Chatterjee also managed to be in the top 20. She became the first candidate from North-east states (Assam) to represent India in Miss World pageant. The last time an Indian won the Miss World crown was Priyanka Chopra in 2000.

 

Sources: Times of India, Huffington Post

Image source: AFP

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