Sal García Crowned Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2016
Sal García from Maimon was crowned Miss República Dominicana 2016 in the scintillating coronation gala held on April 25, 2016 at the Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo. She succeeds Clarissa Molina, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2015, who was Top 10 finalist at Miss Universe 2015, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America last December. Sal García will now represent Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 2016, hoping to be crowned by Pia Wurtzbach from Philippines.
Sal García also won 250, 000 pesos as prize money along with the prizes including wardrobe and swimsuit sponsorships.
In the 60th edition of Miss República Dominicana 2016, Joely Rodriguez Marie Bernat from Santo Domingo West was adjudged as first runner up and Marlenis Carolina Peralta Mészaros from La Vega was titled as second runner up.
Completing the Top 6 finalists were-
- Joely Marie Bernat Rodríguez
- Joanne Christina de Lara Ovalles
- Marlenis Carolina Peralta Mészaros
- Bárbara Lucía Santana Rodríguez
- Rosalba Sal García Andrickson
The grand coronation finale was presented by Magnolia Kasse y Miralba Ruíz. The pageant witnessed the battle amongst 28 candidates to win the ultimate title of Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2016.
During the grand finale of Miss República Dominicana 2016 many special awards were also allocated to the contestants, amidst whom following candidates won the respective special awards-
Miss Reality – Miss Sanchez Ramirez
Miss Congeniality – Miss Azua
Miss Communication – Miss San Isidro
Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss República Dominicana 2016, Sal García.