Monday, December 22, 2014
Hero's Welcome for Miss World 2014
Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss, touched down in Johannesburg on Saturday morning. She was greeted by thousands of friends, family, and fans. Strauss has been receiving overwhelming support from South African fans and the media. There was sounds of joy and jubilation as fans were waiting for the 22 year old beauty.
As she walked in the crowd cheered and broke out in song. The new Miss World looked truly touched. Among the dignitaries welcoming her was Miss World 1958, Penny Coelen, South Africa's first Miss World. The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula was also on hand to offer his congratulations and thanked Strauss's parents for giving life to "such a beautiful soul".
The new Miss World was accompanied by Miss World Events Director, Steve (Morley) Douglas. He told the media that the Miss World Organisation is looking forward to doing lots of work in South Africa as well as taking Strauss to countries around the world. She is scheduled to travel to Hong Kong, the Philippines, and India in January. In February she will go to the Caribbean and South America and in March she'll be off to Indonesia and Australia.
On Sunday, Miss World 2014 returned to her hometown, the small town of Volksrust in Mpumalanga. She was met by local officials and supporters. She smiled and waved serenely and looked impeccable in a dress by designer Casper Bosman and styled by her friend and stylist, Werner Wessels. She was treated to her favourtie meal, oxtail, at a local guest house. Strauss will now be given some time to rest and enjoy the holidays with her loved ones before she joins the Miss World Organisation early in the New Year.
Friday, December 19, 2014
When Julia Morley, President of Miss World, announced that Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, had won the Miss World Competition, it also had an impact on the Miss South Africa Organization. Like Miss World, Miss South Africa is a full-time job. As Strauss will be based in London for the year of her reign, first runner-up, Ziphozakhe Zokufa (23) has now been called upon to take over the title of Miss South Africa.
Zokufa was in Hong Kong when she heard the news and had to rush back to South Africa immediately. The 1.75m beauty was a hot favorite to win this year's Miss SA title (along with Strauss) and fans are delighted that Zokufa will also get the opportunity to reign. She will hold the title until 29 March when she will crown Miss South Africa 2015 at Sun City. Among her duties will be representing South Africa at the next Miss Universe Pageant on January 25 in Doral, Florida.
Eye For Beauty Blog was honored to be part of a very special article by journalist Buhle Mbonambi. The article was published on Sunday, December 14 - the very same day that Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014. I was also honored to be part of a very special article about the Miss SA Pageant written by the very talented Buhle earlier this year. Enjoy the special article about Rolene at Miss World by clicking on the pics below:
Courtesy of the Sunday Tribune!
Courtesy of the Sunday Tribune!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Last night, South Africa finally won their first Miss World title in forty years after having come so close on several occasions. Rolene Strauss was named the winner of the 64th Miss World title by Julia Morley, President and CEO of Miss World Limited. The new Miss World will work alongside Mrs. Morley for Miss World's Beauty With A Purpose Charity. The reaction from South Africa has been phenomenal as the nation celebrates their third Miss World title. Penny Coelen won in 1958 and Anneline Kriel assumed the title in 1974 when the winner resigned. Eye For Beauty Blog would like to congratulate the new Miss World and we are so excited to see her start her year as Miss World.
Miss South Africa , 22 year old Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014 moments ago in London. She is the third Miss World from her country and the first since 1974. The new Miss World will spend the next year of her life representing the Miss World Organisation around the world and will be based in London. The first runner-up was Miss Hungary and the second runner-up was Miss United States. The top 5 were completed by the contestants from England and Australia .
Misses India, Guyana, Brazil, Kenya, and Mexico made it to the top 10. Thailand was the 11th finalist as winner of the People's Choice Award. The top 25 were completed by the delegates from Bolivia, China, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Sudan, Vietnam, Finland, Ghana, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Scotland, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago .
Miss Bosnia and Herzegovina was awarded the Miss World Top Model title while Miss Sweden won the Beach Fashion Award. Misses India, Guyana, Kenya, Brazil and Indonesia were awarded the Beauty With A Purpose title. Miss United States was named Miss World Multimedia and the People's Choice was MissThailand . Miss Finland won Miss World Sports and Miss Malaysia was named Miss World Talent.
So so so happy! Congratulations Rolene. You deserve this!!!!