Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss is Miss World 2014!!!

South Africa Crowning Moments

Rolene Strauss crowned by outgoing Miss World 2013 Megan Young

 

A favorite by pageant fans and pundits since winning her national pageant, Rolene Strauss was a perennial top contender for the blue crown all throughout the competition. Rolene is a 4th year medical student at the University of the Free State and has a passion for health, women and South Africa. Interestingly,  Rolene is actually a test tube baby and grew up in a small town called Volksrust, in Mpumalanga.

South Africa

Rolene is the first woman from South Africa to win the Miss World crown since Penelope Anne Coelen [1958] and Anneline Kriel [1974] held the title. Edina Kulcsar of Hungary and Elizabeth Safrit were adjudged first and second runners-up resepectively with Courtney Thorpe of Australia and Carina Tyrell of England completing the Top five.

Rolene as a young girl via missuniverse.org

Rolene as a young girl
via missuniverse.org

Rolene was also set to compete on January for the Miss Universe pageant in Doral, Miami, Florida has she not won the crown or any runners-up post.

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