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Rolene Strauss wins Miss World crown

From left, Miss Hungary, Miss Australia, Miss South Africa, Miss United States and Miss England
22-year-old Rolene Strauss of South Africa, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the contest’s glitzy final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was judged the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, competed by women from 122 countries.

The moment Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014.
The heart of Miss World which is beauty with a purpose where contestants present a charitable project they have been working on in their homeland. In this challenge, the judges gave equal first  place to Misses Brazil, Guyana, India, Indonesia and Kenya, unable to separate them.

In rounds held since the contestants arrived in London, Miss Finland topped the sporting competition; Miss United States was the multimedia winner; Miss Bosnia and Herzegovina won the top model round and Miss Sweden triumphantly bring home the beach fashion. Miss Malaysia won the talent competition in a live sing-off with Miss Scotland. 

Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss

Strauss was crowned by the outgoing Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines, to huge cheers in the EXCEL exhibition center. 

Miss Thailand Maeya Nonthawan won the People’s Choice award

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United States

And they were joined by Miss Thailand, who won the people’s choice award, voted for by people around the world through a mobile phone app. 

Miss World was founded in 1951, a year before its chief rival Miss Universe. Strauss is the third South African Miss World, the country having held the title in 1958 and 1974.

Venezuela tops the all-time leader board with six titles, ahead of India and the United Kingdom on five titles each.



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