|MANILA, Philippines – Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss, 22, won the title of Miss World 2014, taking the reins from Miss World 2013, the Philippines' own Megan Young.|
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Combining her two passions, she says: “Miss South Africa is all about giving. One of the greatest gifts anyone can receive is the gift of a healthy life. With my passion for giving, people and health, I will be able to contribute to one of the most important things any country desires: health for all.”
Rolene finds inspiration from Professor Jonathan Jansen, the rector of the University of the Free State. “He is not afraid to stand for what he believes in, he loves what he does and gives of himself to his students. I can testify that he wants the best for his students and supports them in all they do. We can all learn from Prof Jansen. Love what you do, stay humble and let the light shine on others.”
Originally from Mpumalanga, Rolene is currently living in Bloemfontein, studying medicine at the University of the Free State.