After much speculation about Venezuela’s participation at Miss World 2016 contest to be held in Washington DC, USA due to reports about political and financial crisis, Venezuela will be represented in the same contest. Diana Croce, Miss Nueva Esparta and Miss Venezuela´s 1st runner-up in 2016,was appoited Miss World Venezuela 2016 by Osmel Sousa, the national director of Miss Venezuela pageant.
In recent years, there have been separate Miss Venezuela contest to select Venezuela’s representative for Miss World contest after dropping the format of choosing Miss Universe Venezuela and Miss World Venezuela in Miss Venezuela contest. 19 years old, Diana, is a student of Liberal Studies at the Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas. She competed at the Miss Venezuela 2016 contest representing Neuva Esparta, Diana was a huge favourite to win the contest but she ended up with the 1st runner-up title. She was also the winner of Elite Model Look Venezuela 2012.