Miss World 2014 is Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss

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Miss World 2013 Megan Young (top) crowns Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss (bottom) as Miss World 2014. (EONLINE.COM)

 2014 Miss World has been chosen and that is no other than....Miss South Africa, 
Rolene Strauss!

The 22-year-old beauty queen was crowned onstage at the competition's grand final at the Excel London ICC Auditorium on Sunday. Rolene Strauss is a daughter of a doctor and nurse. She is a fourth-year medical student.

Rolene Strauss was among 122 contestants who competed for the coveted title this year. During the ceremony, contestants wore colorful costumes representing their countries and territories and several also took part in a group performance of the hit ballad "You Raise Me Up," made famous by Josh Groban.

The two runners-up were:
2. Hungary: Edina Kulcsár

3. United States: Elizabeth Safrit

The other contestants who made it to the top 10 were:
4. Australia: Courtney Thorpe, a marketing student
5. England: Carina Tyrrell, a med student at the prestigious University of Cambridge.
6. Guyana: Rafieya Husain, a business administration student
7. Brazil: Julia Gama, a chemical engineering student
8. Kenya: Idah Nguma, a marketing executive
9. Mexico: Daniela Álvarez Reyes, Miss Mundo Mexico
10. India: Koyal Rana, NGO and director of the Moksha Foundation
People's Choice winner: Thailand: Nonthawan Nonthawan Thongleng, a singer, 
TV host and model

The ceremony also featured a tribute to Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, Miss World 1994.

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