Up close and personal with Rolene Strauss

By Drum Digital
03 April 2014

Twitter interview with the newly crowned Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss

Rolene Strauss is the newly crowned Miss South Africa.The beautiful brunette from Volksrust, Mpumalanga was crowned at a glittering ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl on Sunday. This was Rolene’s second attempt at the Miss SA crown. In 2002, she only made it to the top 5 but lost to Melinda Bam. Even though she was a picture of calmness during the crowning, it seems like it only sunk in the next morning, she told us in a Twitterview (Twitter interview) this morning.  

 Asked why she thinks she was chosen amongst the 11 finalists:

When probed by @Teboho Metsing whether pageants are still relevant, she answered with an assertive “yes, they are,” and added: “I believe they can be used as a tool to address the challenges faced by South African women.” Rolene is currently not dating and plans to remain single for the remainder of reign.

The 21-year-old medical student plans to put her studies on hold and to and continue at the end of her time as Miss SA. And her advice to 16-year-old Rolene would be?

Find Love!

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