MISS WORLD WINNER: Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico.

Miss Kenya, Evelyn Njambi on Sunday emerged among the top five beauty queens in the world, beating Miss USA, UK and over 100 others. Njambi is the first Kenyan and East African to reach that level.

The pageant was won by Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico who was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry.

She becomes the second titleholder from the island after Wilnelia Merced won the title in 1975 and, Puerto Rico becomes the 17th country with multiple winners since Miss World started in 1951.

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the 2016 edition of the beauty pageant, and the other contestants who made it to the top five include; Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic (First Runners-up), Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela (Second Runners-up) and Miss Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray.

A total of 34 nationalities have been victorious, with the UK (5), India (5), the US (3), Jamaica (3), Iceland (3), Germany (2) and Australia (2) all providing multiple winners.

Only four Africans have won the title with South Africa winning it thrice while Nigeria won it once in 2001.

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