Romanie Schotte was crowned Miss Belgium 2017. She will have the opportunity to compete at Miss World 2017 while the first runner-up will go to Miss Universe 2017. Lenty Frans Miss Belgium 2016 of Antwerp crowned her successor at the end of the event.
With a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss World is the most important beauty pageant in the world with Miss Universe. Every year, Pageant Experts from across the world put forth their predictions as to which ladies will make the cut at this event.
Miss World 2016 will be held on December 18, 2016 in Washington D.C. Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna from Spain will crown her successor at the end of the event.
Catriona Gray will represent the Philippines at Miss World 2016 on December 18, 2016 in Washington D.C. She will be the second Miss World from the Philippines if she wins the coveted blue crown in December. The first was Megan Young in 2013.
Gray was born in Cairns to an Australian father, Ian Gray, and a Filipino mother from Albay, Normita Ragas Magnayon. After finishing high school studies in Australia, she made the decision to move to Manila, Philippines, where she immediately gained popularity as one of the most celebrated and sought-after models in the country.