Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday beating 116 contestants from across the world. The Dominican Republic’s Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez and Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela were declared the second and third runners-up, respectively, in the 66th edition of the annual beauty pageant held in the U.S. this year.
周日，来自波多黎各的Stephanie Del Valle战胜来自世界各地116名参赛者摘得2016年世界小姐桂冠。今年在美国举行的第六十六届年度选美比赛中，多米尼加共和国的Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez和印度尼西亚的Natasha Mannuela被宣布分别获得亚军、季军。
Crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, Del Valle reportedly said it was an “honor and a great responsibility” to represent her country at the pageant held at the MGM National Harbour in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
选美决赛在马里兰州奥克森山的米高梅国家港湾举行，Del Valle在接受来自西班牙的2015年世界小姐冠军Mireia Lalaguna的颁发的桂冠时说，这是一份代表国家的极大的荣誉和责任。
Del Valle is only the second woman from Puerto Rico to win the title, the first being Wilnelia Merced who won the title in 1975. The Caribbean nation is the 17th country with more than one winner since the pageant started in 1951.
Del Valle是第二个来自波多黎各的冠军，第一人是Wilnelia Merced在1975年夺冠。自1951年选美比赛开始举办，这个加勒比海地区的国家是第17个不止一次夺冠的国家。
A student fluent in Spanish, English and French, Del Valle previously won the country’s national beauty contest Puerto Rico 2016.
“I like to have options and I have a solid career plan. I am already registered for a double major at Pace University (Law and Communications) while pursuing my lifelong inclination to follow a career in Entertainment during my spare time. Presently, I am training in all three disciplines hoping that the effort, passion and dedication will direct me to a finer resolution,” the 19-year-old said of her ambitions.
Del Valle added that her proudest moment in life was singing with the San Juan Children’s Choir at the age of 8.
Evelyn Njambi Thungu from Kenya and Catriona Gray from the Philippines were part of the top 5. The United States’ Audra Mari, a television presenter and model, made it to the top 10.
肯尼亚的Evelyn Njambi Thungu和菲律宾的Catriona Gray进了前五名。来自美国的电视节目主持人、模特Audra Mari进入了前十名。赞赏