Miss World Rolene Strauss: "My country, South Africa, is my pride"
Newly crowned Miss World, Rolene Strauss, has said that her home country, South Africa is her pride.
Rolene is the first Miss South Africa to win the crown since Anneline Kriel in 1974.
She won the beauty with a purpose title at the pagaent held in London this evening.
“In my country we are all here from different backgrounds and cultures but we have one thing in common - we are South Africans. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am to represent such a diverse nation. Not only has the Miss South Africa title taken me places, but I have also learnt from the women who walked this path before me. Together with my visions and dreams, I can catapult the meaning and relevance of the Miss World title to an even higher level. As I stand before you my dream is now a reality, my journey now at its beginning. I am part of something bigger, part of a beautiful picture painted with different colours, cultures, backgrounds and dreams. We are all part of the painting.”