Megan Young, Miss World 2013 crowns the new Miss World Rolene Strauss in London
Megan Young, Miss World 2013 crowns the new Miss World Rolene Strauss in London

Miami, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) –  On December 14, 2014, Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World in London. But unlike in other countries, whomever is chosen Miss South Africa in any given year represents the country in  all major international beauty pageants, including Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss World and Miss Grand International.

So, when the Miss Universe Pageant is held in Florida next month, Strauss will take to the stage as Miss South Africa, right? Wrong.

Remember what the Miss Universe Pageant hosts always say before announcing the name of the new Miss Universe? “In the event that the new Miss Universe will not be able to fulfill her duties, the first runner-up will automatically  become Miss Universe.”

Ergo, Strauss as the reigning Miss World can’t possibly fulfill her duties as Miss Universe which include traveling and appearing with Miss Universe Pageant owner Donald Trump. So Strauss has been disqualified from the Florida pageant.

Miss South Africa’s 1st runner up, Ziphozakhe Zokufa will take over to represent her country in the Miss Universe Pageant.

After all, Trump, who has a say in who becomes Miss Universe, may have a different type than the Miss World Pageant judges. So a Miss World title holder is not assured of a Miss Universe title.


  1. It makes sense that the girl can’t fulfill two roles in the same year, but Rolene could have and should have won the Miss Universe title. Trump would have loved her. She is a once in a lifetime stunner.

    The sad truth is the Miss Universe pageant will have a difficult time electing someone as classy and spectacular as this girl. Whoever wins should be placed next to her and then we could compare. According to most sites, she was favored to win the Miss Universe title.

    She had it all to win it.


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