Rolene Strauss Wins Miss World 2014

Rolene Strauss, representing South Africa, has been crowned as the 64th Miss World at this year’s final in London.

Rolene says her family made her who she is today. A 4th year Medical student, she praises her father’s influence, interesting her in medicine, her mother taught her the power of the mind, and her brother, compassion and patience. With a holistic approach to living, she hopes to create a business along these lines focusing on women’s health, alongside her plan of studying for an MBA and becoming a doctor. In her spare time Rolene enjoys playing the sports golf, netball and cycling, and reading inspirational and educational books. She is also musically minded, and can play the flute, piano and guitar.

In second place was Hungary’s Edina Kulcsár.  In third place was USA’s Elizabeth Safrit.  This year’s event was presented by Tim Vincent and Megan Young, the first reigning Miss World to ever host her own final show.

Julia Morley, Miss World Chairman, said:

“It was great to bring the 64th Miss World Final back to London and where it all began 63 years ago.  I’m looking forward to travelling with Rolene, the new Miss World, to visit countries around the globe to support this year’s finalists Beauty with a Purpose fundraising projects.”

In an action packed three weeks since arriving in London the contestants have taken part in the Miss World Challenge Events. These included a sports, top model and beach fashion competition, a talent contest, Beauty with a Purpose and a debate at the Oxford Union. The live event, broadcast to a global audience of more than one billion was a sell out at ExCel London.

Interview with third place runner up Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit below:

Interview with People’s Choice winner Miss Thailand Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng below:

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