Miss World 2016 winner Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico beat 116 beauties at tonight?s Washington DC ceremony.?
The 19-year-old model and musician is the second Puerto Rican to win the said pageant. Prior to joining the global competition, she won Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2016.
The 5?8? beauty is taking up Communication Studies with Pre-Law minor in New York City?s Pace University. Her modeling stints include being the muse of renowned Puerto Rican designer Carlos Alberto.
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Things you don?t know about the Miss World 2016 winner
Stephanie Del Valle uploaded a fact sheet to her official Instagram page two weeks ago. In it, the world?s newest beauty queen shared fun details that not a lot of people know about her.
1. Rocker chick
According to Stephanie, she likes to play the guitar and learn new songs whenever she has free time. Her favorite movie of all time is the musical-comedy School of Rock. In fact, she admitted to memorizing the entire script and soundtrack of the Jack Black film by heart.
2. No to trends
The teen stunner pointed out that she does not like to follow trends. This is because of how she is more attracted to the ?old ways of doing things.? She?specified how she loves to receive handwritten letters sent via traditional mail.
3. Food lover
Miss World 2016 from Puerto Rico?s favorite food are chocolates and French fries – surprising given her very slim figure. Stephanie also gushed about food that her mother cooks back in their hometown of San Juan.
4. Family oriented
In line with how she tends to be more traditional, the young title holder said that her favorite pastime is to be around her family. She detailed that she is fond of watching over her nieces during their play dates. ?
5. Bashers beware
Given the competitive nature of beauty pageants, it is common for some people to get very catty over candidates that they don?t like. However, Stephanie said that unless they are constructive criticisms, then she would just brush off unfounded bashing. ?I don?t listen to them,? she said about random negative comments.
Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 ahead of runners-up from Indonesia and Dominican Republic. The Latina beauty looked genuinely shocked as she realized that she won the much-coveted title.
She said in her entry video for this year?s competition that it was an ?honor and a great responsibility? to represent Puerto Rico.
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