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In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics! Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 December 2014, 03:14:52 PM
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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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.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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South African beauty Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014 at a glittering ceremony in London as India’s Koyal Rana lost out, finishing in the top 10.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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Priyanka Chopra was the last Indian winner of the coveted title in 2000.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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21-year-old Jaipur-born Rana made it to the top 10 but failed to make it to the top five.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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Rana, however, bagged the sub-title of Best Designer of the world where she was seen standing gorgeously tall in a Falguni & Shane Peacock gown. She also shared the “Beauty With A Purpose” title with Kenya, Guyana, Brazil and Indonesia.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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22-year-old Strauss, a medical student, beat 121 contestants across the globe to the coveted title and was presented with the sash by the outgoing Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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She then sat in the winner’s throne as the 2013 champion put the glittering crown on her head at the ExCeL exhibition centre in east London.
In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

In Pics: Rolene Strauss new Miss World!

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The event this year has been overshadowed by the murder of Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, who was shot dead with her sister in their homeland last month on the day she was due to travel to London.