Marta Elena Roca Crowned Miss Mundo Argentina 2016
Marta Elena Roca was crowned as Miss Mundo Argentina 2016 on August 8, 2016 at the Teatro City Center de Rosario in Santa Fe. Marta Elena Roca succeeds Daniela Mirón, Miss World Argentina 2015 and will now represent Argentina in the coming edition of Miss World, wherein Mireia Lalaguna Royo of Spain will pass on her crown to her successor.
Marta Elena Roca defeated 23 delegates to wear the coveted crown of Miss World Argentina 2016. Marta Elena Roca has formerly won the title of Reina Nacional de los Estudiantes in 2007. She has also represented Argentina at Elite Model Look 2009, which was held in China. A journalism and mass communication student, Marta Elena Roca hopes to bring the third Miss World crown back to Argentina.
Argentina made its debut at Miss World pageant in 1959 and had a terrific placement record till 1987. Argentina has two Miss World titleholders through Norma Gladys Cappagli, who was crowned as Miss World 1960 and Silvana Suárez, who was titled as Miss World in 1978. The nation last placed at the said pageant in 1987 through Caterina Ciscato, who finished as Top 6 finalist at Miss World 1987.