Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown

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OXON HILL, Mary­land: Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sun­day, edg­ing out run­ners-up from the Do­mini­can Repub­lic and In­done­sia, and beau­ties from around the globe. 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.

First run­ner-up was Yar­itza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Do­mini­can Repub­lic, fol­lowed by Miss World In­done­sia Natasha Man­nuela. Con­tes­tants from Kenya and Catriona Gray of the Philip­pines also were in the fi­nal five. Canada’s Miss World rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Chi­nese-born Anas­ta­sia Lin was em­broiled in a con­tro­versy when pageant of­fi­cials re­port­edly warned her against speak­ing to the press for three weeks about hu­man rights abuses in China. She was given the green light again on Wed­nes­day. Last year, China blocked Lin from at­tend­ing the same con­test when it was held in the city of Sanya. Con­tes­tants from more than 100 coun­tries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at Na­tional Har­bor near Wash­ing­ton, DC. — Agen­cies


OXON HILL, Mary­land: Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie del Valle re­acts af­ter be­ing crowned Miss World dur­ing the Miss World 2016 pageant at the MGM Na­tional Har­bor on Sun­day.

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