Stephanie del Valle returns home


The visibly elated Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle returned to her beloved home country of Puerto Rico amidst the raucous welcome from well-wishers and family. She was welcomed by no less than the governor of the Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, the territory’s chief executive. The governor was accompanied by her wife and Puerto Rico’s First Lady, Beatriz Rosselló. Also present to welcome Stephanie is Puerto Rico’s first ever Miss World and Miss World 2016 judge Wilnelia Merced.

Stephanie was welcomed by the territory's governor at the airport upon her arrival
Stephanie was welcomed by the territory’s governor at the airport upon her arrival



Stephanie arrived in the island’s capital San Juan aboard American Airlines at around 2 p.m., Friday. “Today I feel great pride and I feel a great emotion when arriving at my beloved land, Puerto Rico. Today I can say with pride, here is your queen. Mission accomplished! Here is the gift that I promised, ” she said in an emotional speech just minutes after she landed.

Stephanie del Valle with Wilnelia Merced
Stephanie del Valle with Wilnelia Merced

From the airport, Stephanie boarded an open car for grand homecoming parade along the Baldorioty de Castro Avenue in the Santurce district of San Juan up until Ashford with a quick stop Saint Johns School where Stephanie is an alumnus. The parade then ended in Centro de Convenciones where a victory party was held.





  1. Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was the real winner. This bitch won bcoz of the old bitch puerto Rico Miss World judge cheated and let her win. Just like asha previous Winner of Miss Supranational / judge cheated other girls and gave India a second win. Both these two pageants were the worst pageants of this year…Miss World and Miss Supranational..both turned trash this year. Now let’s see what Miss Universe will show us. Will the show in Philippines give a chance to a new country to win…like Sierra Leone, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Korea, Ukraine, Denmark, Italy, Nicaragua or any other who has never ever won. Can Philippines show the world that they don’t cheat and put new countries in the top 15 list and not the same old shit every year. Waiting to watch

    • Poor Miss World/Puerto Rico, no huge crowd awaited of her in her own country, not even a small crowd or not even some streets decors or banners in her behalf, no warm welcome😥. Philippines is the best and no country can ever be compared in this regard..

  2. Majority of the crowns won by Puerto Rico if the host is either Puerto Rico or USA. We know that Puerto Rico is not a country. It’s just a territory of USA. It’s a home court advantage. Nothing to be proud of.