Stephanie Del Valle From Puerto Rico Crowned Miss World 2016

Puerto Rico Wins Miss World 2016 Crown!

The 66th edition of the Miss World pageant took place on 18th December 2016 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States, Washington, D.C. During the conclusion of the pageant, Miss World 2015, Mireia Lalaguna Royo of Spain passed on her crown to Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico.

This is the second time Puerto Rico has won Miss World crown. The country won its first crown in 1975 when Wilnelia Merced represented Puerto Rico. It is after 41 years that Puerto Rico has won the Miss World crown back.

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At the same event, Yaritza Reyes from Dominican Republic was titled as the first runner up and Natasha Mannuela from Indonesia was adjudged as the second runner up.

The show was hosted by former Miss World, Megan Young for the third consecutive time. The grand finale of Miss World 2016 was quite different from the erstwhile editions. The show began with a grand opening number where the contestants vying for the Miss World crown entertained the audience with an enchanting dance number.

Thereafter, the winners of Fastrack Challenge Events were announced before the audience, who took the stage as confirmed quarter finalists of the evening. Subsequently, the quarter finalists were trimmed down to Top 10 semi-finalists, who then gave a short interview to the host of the evening, Megan Young. After a musical performance, the contestants were further narrowed down to Top 5 finalists.

Complete Results

Continental Queens

Continental Queen of Africa-  Kenya – Evelyn Thungu
Continental Queen of Americas-United States – Audra Mari
Continental Queen of Asia & Oceania-Indonesia – Natasha Mannuela
Continental Queen of Caribbean- Puerto Rico – Stephanie Del Valle
Continental Queen of Europe- Belgium – Lenty Frans

Top 20 Quarter Finalists

1. France- Morgane Edvige
2. Kenya- Evelyn Thungu
3. United States- Audra Mari
4. India- Priyadarshini Chatterjee
5. Slovakia– Kristína Činčurová
6. Belgium– Lenty Frans
7. Puerto Rico- Stephanie Del Valle
8. Australia– Madeline Cowe
9. Thailand– Jinnita Buddee
10. Brazil – Beatrice Fontoura
11. Ghana– Antoinette Delali Kemavor
12. Japan– Priyanka Yoshikawa
13. Dominican Republic– Yaritza Reyes
14. Hungary– Tímea Gelencsér
15. Korea– Hyun Wang
16. China PR– Jing Kong
17. Philippines- Catriona Gray
18. Mongolia – Bayartsetseg Altangerel
19. Cook Islands- Natalia Short
20. Indonesia- Natasha Mannuela

Top 11 Semi-Finalists

1. Philippines- Catriona Gray
2. Brazil- Beatrice Fontoura
3. Belgium- Lenty Frans
4. Indonesia- Natasha Mannuela
5. Kenya- Evelyn Thungu
6. United States- Audra Mari
7. China PR- Jing Kong
8. Dominican Republic- Yaritza Reyes
9. Puerto Rico- Stephanie Del Valle
10. Korea– Hyun Wang
11. Mongolia (People’s Choice Winner)– Bayartsetseg Altangerel

Top 5 Finalists

1. Kenya- Evelyn Thungu
2. Puerto Rico- Stephanie Del Valle
3. Indonesia- Natasha Mannuela
4. Dominican Republic – Yaritza Reyes
5. Philippines- Catriona Gray

3 thoughts on “Stephanie Del Valle From Puerto Rico Crowned Miss World 2016

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  1. online pageant blogs should STOP promoting Indonesian queens. Their girls are not deserving and only pay their way to place. Look at the two years in a row where they placed at Miss World all because their ND was a judge in both instances. I blame Cat’s failure to get the crown or even crack the top 3 due to that ND. I mean how come Indonesia placed higher than Philippines? Don’t tell me because she’s the winner of BWAP. Catriona is in the Top 5 of BWAP also and placed in all other FT except Sports. I already smelled they are cooking something when two nights before, how Indonesia, a person with no model experience and has obviously weak pasarela skills could place in the Top 2 of Top Model? How come? Because her ND was a judge again! This is beyond evil. You should blog about that and expose their fault so Miss World will not repeat this blunder for the years to come. Miss World should be called out if they want to remain as a reputable organization. Otherwise, they will always be behind the shadows of Miss Universe. 😈

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