Stephanie Del Valle’s mother: ‘Puerto Rico has no place for people like Stephanie’
A little less than two months before the celebration of the final of Miss World 2021, it emerged last Thursday that the model and former Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle DiazWhen he pointed with three other people on charges of “fraud, theft and embezzlement” during the planning and organization of the international competition to be held on March 16 at the Puerto Rico Coliseum.
On the same Thursday afternoon, Miss World 2016 took to her social networks to publish a press release denying the accusations against her.
In this line, late at night, director of communications in Puerto Rico Tourism CompanyLeslie Diaz, through written statements that Del Valle and his company, Reignite Puerto Rico, had the day before returned the money awarded to him to celebrate the international competition on the island.
Faced with such a situation, Del Valle Diaz’s mother – Diana Diaz – did not remain silent and came out in defense of her daughter.
“It hurts, it hurts in the soul to face an unfair situation. Seeing how the image and reputation of a young woman was her only ‘crime’ was wanting to bring a platform where the world could learn about all that Puerto Rico had to offer, and who had been working responsibly for two years Against all odds it happened and it happened with the results we all experienced. 100 ambassadors from around the world left Puerto Rico filled with a wonderful experience, carefully planned by someone who lives firsthand what is expected of a host country. 100 ambassadors who are the best promotion for Puerto Rico. The young woman who was a role model for the youth of Puerto Rico, with an impeccable career, must now stand up to the world to prove and defend herself from the lies spread by an angry “journalist” and other unscrupulous followers,” Diaz posted on your social network account on Facebook .
The complaint filed on February 8 alleges that Del Valle Díaz and the other defendants failed to pay at least $1,225,000 to Puerto Rico With a L3C. , a company contracted to provide services related to the assembly and implementation of the event. These funds, according to the document before the court, correspond to the sponsorship of three different government agencies.
His mother also added: “There is no place in Puerto Rico for people like Stephanie. Every day I understand more why young people who have so much to contribute leave their country to present their talents to others, because those who want to be alone there are obstacles, in a country that opens its doors to people who care only bleed the little that this country can To give it to the children of our land. As a mom, I couldn’t be more proud of her, her performance, her consistency and her verticality at such a young age. I don’t know if I can catch him at his age. He who owes nothing, fears nothing. Thank you to all who sent messages of support, solidarity and offers of help. Thanks to his fans who flooded the networks. Thanks to the “haters,” we still bless them. But most important of all is my family and my dear two brothers Gretchen and Omar. Like a phoenix,” the message concluded along with a promotional video announcing Del Valle Diaz for the international competition.
The entity states in its lawsuit that the non-payment and alleged unlawful conduct of the defendants threaten to hold the final of the competition on the island, A situation that “would constitute irreparable harm to the plaintiff, the contenders representing other countries of the world, and the multiple economic obligations of natural and legal persons, as well as to the people of Puerto Rico.”
Del Valle, who won the Miss World title in 2016, provided statements on her behalf and her organization stating that “all federal funds paid by the Puerto Rican government to Reignite Puerto Rico as an advance to promote the island through the celebration of the Miss World 2021 event, have been frozen immediately The event was canceled on December 16, the result of the cancellation being returned in full to the Puerto Rican government.”