Miss Puerto Rico was crowned as the new winner, succeeding Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna from Spain.
Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna from Spain passed the crown
to Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico on December 18 at the MGM National Harbor
in Maryland, USA. Miss Dominican Republic Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez and
Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuelafinished second and third place, respectively.
Philippines’ bet Catriona Gray landed in the pageant’s top 5
together with Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi Thungu. During the question and answer
portion, 2015 titleholder Mireia asked which qualities does she think should
the next Miss World winner possess.
“I think first of all it takes bravery. To be a Miss World
is to carry a burning torch. It is like action carried out by one to illuminate
the lives of many. I would dedicate my whole self, my love for the arts and my
voice to trying to uplift, empower and educate people. It would be my greatest
honor and duty to hold this torch high enough so that all the world could feel
and see its light,” she answered.
During the pre-pageant challenge, Catriona bagged the
Multimedia winner award.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young is the only Miss World titleholder from the Philippines. She also
hosted the pageant together with James Cook.