SA’s Rolene Strauss wins Miss World 2014

SA’s Rolene Strauss wins Miss World 2014

14 December 2014 –  NATIONAL  finalists perform on stage during Miss World 2014 at the ExCel Centre in east London, December 14, 2014.

Contestants from 126 countries were in London to compete in the 2014 Miss World competition, the 63rd time the annual event

has taken place.

Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was the runner-up and Elizabeth Safrit of the United States took third place.

The winners were announced Sunday after a lengthy competition.

Each had won the right to represent their country in a series of local and regional competitions.

This year’s contest was marred by the murder last month of Miss Honduras and her sister in that country.

The first Miss World contest was held 63 years ago in Britain. –Reuters/Additional reporting Sapa