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Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle Crowned Miss World 2016

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the annual beauty pageant.

19/12/2016 5:47 PM AEDT | Updated 20/12/2016 2:33 AM AEDT
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Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle reacts after winning the Miss World 2016 Competition on Sunday.

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the United States.

The 19-year-old law and communications student said it was an “honor and a great responsibility” to represent her country.

The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, followed by second runner-up Natasha Mannuela from Indonesia.

The top five finalists also included Evelyn Njambi Thungu from Kenya, and Catriona Elisa Gray from the Philippines.

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.

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