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Puerto Rico's Heilymar Rosario Velazquez wins Miss Intercontinental 2016

Miss Intercontinental 2016 winner Heilymar Rosario Velazquez of Puerto Rico, middle poses after being crowned tonight. Other winners are (L-R): fourth runner-up Amal Karina Nemer; first runner-up Tracy Ann de Zilva; Miss Intercontinental 2016 Heilymar Rosario Velazquez; first runner-up Silvia Commodore; second runner-up Floriana Russo.

The 45th Miss Intercontinental took place tonight at the Stein Studios, Colombo  in Sri Lanka. 63 candidates competed for the Miss Intercontinental 2016 crown.

Miss Intercontinental 2016 Heilymar Rosario Velazquez

20-year-old, Heilymar Rosario Velazquez bagged the coveted Miss Intercontinental 2016 crown, beating out 62 other international delegates. First runner-up was Sri Lanka's Tracy Ann de Zilva; 2nd runner-up was Silvia Commodore of Ghana. Italy's Floriana Russo and Venezuela's Amal Karina Nemer were the 3rd and 4th runners-up, respectively.

Last year's winner Valentina Rasulova of Russia crowned her successor at the end of the event.

Miss Intercontinental signifies “women of power and grace, commitment and intelligence, style and substance.”

Complete Results:

Top 5
Puerto Rico
Sri Lanka

TOP 15
Costa Rica
Czech Republic

Special Awards:
Best National Costume – Thailand
Best Body – Miss Costa Rica
Miss Congeniality -Bangladesh
Miss Photogenic – Puerto Rico
Biona Miss Beautiful – Venezuela
Miss Popularity – Myanmar
Miss Hospitality– Seychelles



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