Miss World 2016: The breathtaking photos you have to see

By Kirstin Buick
19 December 2016

And the winner is...

Puerto Rico’s Stephanie De Valle!

Miss World 2016 is...Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico!

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The 19-year-old student was crowned the new Miss World on Sunday night at the pageant in Washington in the state US state of Maryland.

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Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic and Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela were crowned first and second princess respectively.

Miss World 2016: 1st Runner Up

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Miss World 2016: 2nd Runner Up

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The brunette beauty, who is studying communication science and law at a university in New York, is fluent in Spanish, French, and English - and is also a talented musician. Read more: Our beautiful Miss SA is ready for Miss World! The former Miss World, Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, placed the crown on an overwhelmed Stephanie's head.

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Stephanie’s pink dress was a reminder of the soft pink design which South African Rolene Strauss sported when she took the title in 2014.

Rolene recently celebrated her reign by posting a picture on Instagram accompanied by a heartfelt caption. Read more: Miss SA’s exquisite Miss World gown will take your breath away! “Today marks a very special day in my life... Exactly two years ago I walked this stage, no longer as Miss South Africa, but as the reigning Miss World. I sometimes wonder why all of these blessings come my way and feel guilty at times. All I can say is that my heart is overflowing with joy, peace and gratefulness.”

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South Africa’s Ntando Kunene (24) unfortunately didn’t reach the final rounds but looked breath-taking nonetheless.

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Ntando grew up in Mkhondo close to Piet Retief and took her parents along to the pageant.

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Her parents, Christopher and Baby, previously told YOU how proud they are of their daughter.

“I can’t even express how proud I am and how I feel right now. And as her parents we’ll do all we can to support her and adjust to what life brings her,” said Christopher.

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