Miss World Rolene Strauss returned home after receiving the crown in London last week. She made South Africa proud and Rolene is the first Miss World to come out of South Africa since 1974, and the very first in the democratic dispensation.
Strauss said she wanted people to aspire for inner beauty. “I would like for young girls not to look at my face and body but for the beauty within. I want to show them the inner beauty,” During her tenure as Miss World she would inform the world of the attributes that made South Africa a wonderful country.
Rolene Strauss will visit :
Hong Kong (China)
Caribbean and South America
And the others countries winners of Beauty with a purpose award.
Rolene Strauss and Miss World 1958
Penny Coelen Rey, crowned Miss World in 1958, welcomed Rolene Strauss today. Penny says she will never forget the night the crown was placed on her head. She was just 18 years old.
“It felt like I was in a trance-like state. As they placed the crown on my head I couldn’t believe that I had won. It only became a reality when it sank in days later.”
The crown comes with a lot of attention and pressure to perform and look your best at all times, said Rey.
According to Cape Argus, she said “I tried to be as natural as possible. I took it all in my stride and I did my best not to let the success go to my head.
“Strauss will now be inundated with offers and my advice to her is to read the fine print in all the contracts and be involved with making all the big career decisions.
“I was young and a free agent at the time. I had someone taking my calls and messages, but not anyone offering me professional advice.
“She is older and smart, and surrounded by people who are looking after her best interests. I trust that she will make the right decisions,” she said.