Miss Bayamón, Daniella Rodríguez Laureano, edged out 5 other finalists to be crowned Miss Mundo Puerto Rico 2019 in a live broadcast from ABC Puerto Rico studio on Thursday, August 29.
The 21-year-old marketing student succeeds Dayanara Martínez, Miss World of Puerto Rico 2018. She will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss World 2019 pageant in London, England in December.
Miss Carolina (Karimar Quiñones Algarín), Miss Juana Díaz (Mariangie Alicea Figueroa), and Miss Caguas (Maritery Carrión Portela) were the first, second and third runners-up, respectively.
Puerto Rico has won the Miss World crown twice with Wilnelia Merced in 1975 and Stephanie Del Valle in 2016.
Photos: El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora