South African African beauty, Rolene Strauss has won the title of Miss World 2014, taking the reins from Miss World 2013, the Philippines’ own Megan Young. Second place went to Hungary, 3rd place to the United States.
This year’s winner is a 4th-year medical student and describes herself as having a “wild South African heart.”
Meanwhile Ghana made it into the Quarter Finals (TOP 25). Nadia Ntanu, the country’s representative at this year’s finals, gave a good account of herself by making it into the TOP 25, out of a list of 122. But in the end, it was South Africa, who gave Africa her second biggest win after Darego Agbani in 2001.
One of the highlights of the evening came when the candidates surprised Beauty With aPurpose founder and Miss World chair Julia Morley with a tribute in the form of a song number.
She was then greeted by Miss World 1994, Bollywood royalty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miss World 1953 Denise Perrier, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young