Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss is now Miss World 2014
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Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss is now Miss World 2014

Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss is now Miss World 201415 December 2014 :: Miss World 2014, the 64th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on December 14, 2014 at ExCeL London in London, UK. Megan Young of the Philippines crowned her successor Rolene Strauss of South Africa at the end of the event. 121 contestants competed for the crown. This is the second time that South Africa has won the title outright and the third time they have held the title. India’s Koyal Rana lost out, finishing in the top 10. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up in the contest and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came in third as an estimated billion viewers watched the finale on television around the globe.Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss is now Miss World 2014For the first time, the event was streamed to mobile devices, tablets and game consoles via the official Miss World app and YouTube.

Rolene Strauss

Rolene Strauss (born 22 April 1992) is a South African beauty queen who was crowned Miss South Africa 2014, and in December the same year won Miss World 2014 in London. She is the second South African woman to win the Miss World pageant, but the third to hold the title.

Born      22 April 1992 (age 22), Volksrust, South Africa

Alma mater        University of the Free State

Height   1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

Hair color             Brown

Eye color              Blue/Green

Title(s)          Miss World 2014

                           Miss South Africa 2014

Major competition(s)     Miss South Africa 2011 (Top 5)

                                            Miss South Africa 2014 (Winner)

                                                Miss World 2014 (Winner)

Final Result Contestant
Miss World 2014
  •  South Africa  – Rolene Strauss
1st Runner Up
  •  Hungary  – Edina Kulcsár
2nd Runner Up
  •  United States – Elizabeth Safrit
Top 5
  •  Australia – Courtney Thorpe
  •  England – Carina Tyrrell
Top 11
  •  India – Koyal Rana
  •  Guyana – Rafieya Husain
  •  Brazil – Julia Gama
  •  Kenya – Idah Nguma
  •  Mexico – Daniela Álvarez
  •  Thailand – Nonthawan Thongleng §
Top 25
  •  Bolivia – Andrea Forfori
  •  China PR – Du Yang
  •  Dominican Republic – Dhío Moreno
  • Indonesia – Maria Sastrayu
  • Malaysia – Dewi Liana Seriestha
  •  South Sudan – Awien Kuanyin-Agoth
  •  Vietnam – Nguyễn Thị Loan
  •  Finland  – Krista Haapalainen
  •  Ghana – Nadia Ntanu
  •  Netherlands – Tatjana Maul
  •  Philippines – Valerie Weigmann
  •  Russia – Anastasia Kostenko
  •  Scotland – Ellie McKeating
  •  Sweden – Olivia Asplund
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Sarah Jane Waddell

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