Meet The Finalists of Miss World Puerto Rico 2016
Miss Mundo De Puerto Rico 2016 will conclude in ten days. The finale of Miss Mundo De Puerto Rico 2016 is scheduled to take place on 18th March 2016, wherein Keysi Marie Vargas Vélez will crown her successor as Miss World Puerto Rico 2016.
Meet the contestants vying to fill the shoes of Keysi Marie Vargas Vélez:
In 2014 the Miss Earth representative was selected through the Miss World Puerto Rico pageant as the 1st Runner-Up, Franceska Toro was sent to Miss Earth 2014. However, in 2015 the Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico Organization opted not to renew its membership with the Miss Earth Organization. Nevertheless, it is supposed that this year the Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2016 will also be crowned at Miss World Puerto Rico 2016 pageant.
Last year, Keysi Marie Vargas Vélez was a Top 5 finalist at Miss World Top Model and Top 10 finalist at World Fashion Designer Dresses in Miss World 2015, held in Sanya, China on December 19th 2015.
Puerto Rico debuted in Miss World in 1959, but went absent from 1960 to 1969. In 1970 a new organization took the responsibility of sending contestants until 1985 via castings. Puerto Rico did not compete in Miss World from 1986 to 1988. The Miss Puerto Rico organization, directed by Anna Santisteban, got hold of the Miss World franchise in 1989 and sent the 1st runner-up of Miss Puerto Rico to Miss World until 1995.
In 1996, Delia Cruz, mother of Puerto Rico’s only Miss World titleholder, Wilnelia Merced Cruz, took the franchise and started organizing the Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico pageant whose winner has been competing ever since in the Miss World pageant. Puerto Rico has produced one winner (1975), two 2nd runner-up (2005, 2011) and ten semi-finalists (1976, 1978, 1980, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010), and one quarter-finalist (2012) at Miss World.
Who do you think will be the next Miss World Puerto Rico 2016?