December 19, 2016 / 5:23 AM / 8 months ago

Miss Puerto Rico crowned Miss World 2016

Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle (C) reacts to being named Miss World as Miss Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray (L) and Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi Thungu watch during the Miss World 2016 Competition in Oxen Hill, Maryland, U.S., December 18, 2016.Joshua Roberts

(CORRECTED - Changes spelling in headlines)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the United States.

The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic. Indonesia's Natasha Mannuela took third place.

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.

Reporting by Reuters Televisiion; Editing by Darren Schuettler

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