Stephanie Del Valle - Miss World 2016
Stephanie Del Valle is a model, musician, and a beauty queen of Puerto Rico origin, who was crowned Miss World 2016 in Washington D.C. She was born Stephanie del Valle Diaz on December 30, 1996, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has participated in many pageants in her hometown and won Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2016.
Del Valle has been fond of singing since she was a child and at the age of four, she became a member of the prestigious San Juan’s Choir. It was this experience that made her discover her love for fine arts, especially music. In her free time, she likes to spend time composing music on her guitar. One of the proudest moments of her life was when she got the opportunity to travel with the San Juan Choir to Brazil.
That is when she realized the poverty that exists in the world and since then, she has been an active social worker. Her social work project by the name ‘A choir of angels’ is a music-based therapy and wellness program for children with down syndrome.
Aged 19, Stephanie Del Valle is a brown-eyed brunette who is a student at Pace University in New York, majoring in communication studies, with minor in pre-law. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, this beauty queen hopes to make it big in the entertainment industry. Before contesting in beauty pageants, Del Valle was a muse to the famous Puerto Rican designer, Carlos Alberto.
The Miss World pageant was held at the MGM National Harbour, Oxon Hill. Contestants from over 100 countries participated in the Miss World 2016 pageant. Miss Del Valle was handed over the crown by Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, Miss World 2015. Yartiza Miguelina was the first runner-up of the 2016 edition of the pageant and Natasha Mannuela of Indonesia bagged the second runners-up.
She was truly astonished when she won the Miss World 2016 title, beating contestants from 116 countries and considers it’s a ‘great honor and responsibility’ to represent her country. She is the second beauty queen from her Caribbean homeland to have won this prestigious title after Wilnelia Merced became the first Miss World in 1975 from Puerto Rico. A fun loving girl, she believes in living life to the fullest.
She likes to pave her own path and does not believe in following trends. She likes to set trends and is very comfortable in her own skin. At 5 feet 8 inches, Stephanie del Valle is a sure head turner. At the Miss World 2016 pageant, del Valle accepted the coveted crown, wearing a soft pink Swarovski stone-studded Carlos Alberto gown. The color of the gown was inspired by the color of Puerto Rico’s national flower, hibiscus. The gown was covered with hundreds of diamantes and featured a cut-out bodice with a plunging neckline.
Stephanie is an individualistic, independent young woman who is very focused and wants to make this world a better place in whatever little ways that she can. The young beauty would like to be remembered for helping those in need and making this world a better place to live in.