Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss (right) and Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu in Sanya
Just so you know that Miss World 2015 is starting to go full swing in Sanya, China, a Press Launch was recently held to mark the upcoming hosting of the pageant in the Chinese resort city. Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss and Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu were in attendance to add more glitz to the event.
How I wish Miss Universe 2015 would already be showing signs of life by now. There are not so wild talks anymore that the host is likely to be Shanghai. But then again, such buzz remains unconfirmed and still floating in mid-air.
That would have been a small birthday wish add-on – to get a more concrete statement from Miss Universe Organization about this year’s host. Even if the pageant will still remain January, 2016 in schedule. I wish for something clearer about the 64th Miss Universe. 😉
While things are getting bad in Manhattan, New York and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Miss USA 2015, the events are moving along quite swimmingly over at Washington DC where Miss World America 2015 will be elected at the Sphinx Club tonight. Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss and Miss World England 2014 Carina Tyrell are already present as the VIP Guests of the organizers, and also to help Miss World America 2014 (and Miss World 2014 2nd Runner-Up) Elizabeth Safrit in crowning her successor.
While it seems that this national finals will pass with not much funfare attached to the main event, it can at least be proud of conducting the search without a hitch worth your upgraded standards of controversy.
My Top 10 favorites are host delegate Shannon Lynch of D.C., Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska, Rachel White of Texas, Ali Barros of Vermont, Dawn Logg of South Carolina, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer of Louisiana, Ivana Hall of Oklahoma, Cailyn Perez of Florida, Corrin Stellakis of Missouri and Salamasina Tuitama Salcido of American Samoa.
Best of luck to all the candidates, and may the most deserving lady be picked for that mission to Sanya, China come December. 🙂
Miss World 2013 Megan Young (left) and Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss take a twofie in Barcelona
Megan walking around Barcelona before Rolene arrived
Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss are currently in Barcelona, Spain as Special Guests of the ongoing Cine Europe Film Expo 2015 which features the latest independent and mainstream films from the continent’s top and upcoming filmmakers.
And what is a reunion without the mandatory bonding between the two gorgeous ladies? Having established themselves as good friends ever since the Miss World 2014 finals in London and Rolene’s visit to the country for the Beauty With A Purpose projects at PGH, they already feel quite comfy in each other’s company.
Enjoy Barcelona, ladies! 🙂
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss is definitely going back to Medical School next year
Where Rolene is studying
If you think Rolene Strauss is enjoying her reign as Miss World 2014, then you’re absolutely right. She is living the life of a big-time beauty queen to the fullest. And she has her commitment at 100%. But only up to the time that she fully serves her term and relinquishes the blue crown to her successor by December 19.
You see, Rolene considers her Miss World stint as simply living on beautifully borrowed time. And for the 2016 academic year, she is excited to return to her Medical Studies at the University of the Free State where she is currently in Senior Year before putting everything on hold when she won Miss South Africa and the larger pageant. In a latest Instagram post, she uploaded a photo of her study notes in Med School with the following caption:
“Playing ‘doctor’ with my dad at the hospital and had to brush up on some anatomy…Studying again next year and can’t not be ready”
So as you can see, Miss World 2014 is not about to overstay her welcome as a celebrity in the limelight. Her priorities are in place. And more than anything else, she would find self-actualization the moment she finally adds a different title to her name – M.D. (Doctor of Medicine). But before that happens, she will need to finish one more year to claim her MBcHB ( Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree. 😉
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss on the May 2015 cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa
Rolene and Carina with Indian kids
And you’d think that just because Rolene Strauss is the typical Medical Student who pores into her books and look geeky all the time. Well, her cover shot in the May 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan South Africa should show another side of Miss World 2014 – fun-loving, free-spirited and yes, with a dash of cosmopolitan chic in her overall charm and appeal.
In her recent trip to India with companion Miss UK Carina Tyrell, she did fulfill all her queenly obligations to a T. And she did so with such a warm and sincere heart. But just to balance off things, she projects and dresses well when in the hands of the right stylist and designer.
Don’t you agree, dear readers? 🙂
Rolene fulfilling her Miss World duties in India with Miss UK Carina Tyrell
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss
Rolene and her second mother of sorts, Maria
So how has the reign been to Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss so far? Absolutely fine, I reckon. Aside from the usual non-stop charity work, she has been traveling to different countries to visit the various BWAP (Beauty With A Purpose) Projects of the Miss World Organization and raising funds for the upkeep of the same.
Watch her latest TV interview in South Africa now as she summarizes her activities so far and the advice she wants to give to her national successor, Liesl Laurie.
courtesy of SABC Digital News
Rolene's OOTD for her last full day in the Philippines
Two Miss World winners hug each other
Tomorrow, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss will be going back to London after staying in the Philippines for a few days. Her trip to the country may have been a very short one, but it has endeared her to many Filipinos, especially the people involved in the Beauty With A Purpose project at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). What’s more, she was able to spend quality time with her friends MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann and Miss World 2013 Megan Young with whom she had dinner with for Chinese New Year a couple of hours ago.
Have a safe flight, Rolene!
We hope you can visit the Philippines again, and with a longer stay the next time around. 😀