A tri-lingual teenager who is studying pre-law and hails from Puerto Rico became the 66th Miss World. The crown fits a head whose diversity of interests may have been the key to outlasting 117 other contestants in Oxen Hill, Maryland this past Sunday.
Stephanie Del Valle is only 19. She is a college student attending Pace University in New York City. It makes sense that she is pursuing the communication field because she expressed herself well referring to representing Puerto Rico on the international stage as an “honor and a great responsibility.”
Del Valle is hoping to enter the entertainment field and being fluent in Spanish, English and French should open many doors as it did this evening. Stephanie held off the challenge of Yaritza Miguelina Reyes of the Dominican Republic who was the runner-up and Natasha Mannuela of Indonesia, the second runner-up.
Stephanie is looking to follow in the steps of the great minds of science, literature, art and music that get overlooked looking solely on the tropical beauty of Puerto Rico. She has a sense of self that rode her all the way to the winner’s spot.
“I became who I am, a woman who is visionary, optimistic, determined and resistant. All the traits that describe the people of Puerto Rico.”