Cape Town – Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss on Monday afternoon said she hopes to make South Africa proud during her reign.
The 22-year-old medical student was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.
The South African beauty took to Facebook on Monday afternoon to thank her fans and send out a message to her supporters.
“Words can't possibly describe how blessed I feel at this moment. This is as much a responsibility as it is an honour. I hope to make each and every one proud. Thank you for the support South Africa, I love you! I will do my utmost best every single day, because it is about so much more than us,” Strauss wrote.
After being crowned on stage Strauss said; "South Africa this is for you”.
President Jacob Zuma earlier on Monday said; "We are very proud that our very own has earned this prestigious title after months of hard work and dedication."
"Ms Strauss has demonstrated the capability of South Africans to shine on the world stage.”READ NEXT: 39 beautiful pics from the 2014 Miss World final!
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