Miss World Stephanie Del Valle excited to be in India
Miss World Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico landed in Mumbai on Thursday for a five-day visit and she is hoping to have a memorable trip in the country.
"I am so very excited to be here. This is my first time in India and so far it has been a wonderful welcome.
"I will also going to visit a school which Miss world has worked for before. And I am so excited that this trip is going to be a very memorable one and I can't wait for the rest of this journey," said Stephanie.
She is in the city for the Miss World India finals.
Stephanie Del Valle, who is also a musician and model, was crowned Miss World 2016 in Washington.
India is home to many previous Miss Worlds such as Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Valle says her favourites are Priyanka and Aishwarya.
Stephanie also talked about being "nostalgic", when it comes to judging other contestants for Miss World India.
"I do get little bit of nostalgic and I start remembering my whole journey and all the challenges and obstacles that I had to overcome to be able to come here. It's really exciting to be with all these girls and to be able to motivate them," she said.