We chat to Miss South Africa 2014

By Kirstin Buick
03 April 2014

Rolene Strauss (21) from Volksrust in Mpumalanga was crowned Miss SA at a glittering ceremony at Sun City on Sunday. After a live Twitter interview with the University of the Free State medical student, we discovered she's very down-to-earth.

Rolene Strauss (21) from Volksrust in Mpumalanga was crowned Miss SA at a glittering ceremony at Sun City on Sunday. After a live Twitter interview with the University of the Free State medical student, we discovered she's very down-to-earth. YOU: You made it to the top five of Miss SA 2011. How did you deal with defeat? Rolene Strauss: I feel like I learnt from that experience and came back stronger and more prepared. YOU: Why medicine? Can you tell we’re not big fans of blood here at YOU HQ?!  RS: Growing up with my dad as a doctor, it’s something that I’ve always been exposed to and learnt to love! YOU: So what scares a confident woman like you? RS: Let’s just say, I’m glad I live in South Africa, where a tsunami is not something that could happen! YOU: @Stormersrule says: "What do you think of the new crown? I think it was made just for you. RS: @Stormersrule I think it’s beautiful - it symbolises my growth, from a closed bud to a flower in bloom  YOU: Pumps or heels? RS:Heels: they make every woman feel more elegant & beautiful! I love the heels that @CallitSpring_SA have sponsored! YOU: Just between us . . . what’s your guilty pleasure? RS: My guilty pleasure? Going to the movies and enjoying a large box of popcorn and Peanut Tumbles :) YOU: What’s your most treasured possession? RS:A gorgeous tennis bracelet that was a gift from my family - I wore it on the evening that I was crowned :) YOU: @MiekeVlok asks: "What do you do to stay in shape?" RS: @MiekeVlok I love skipping rope - it makes me feel like a child. And you can do it anywhere - even in hotel rooms!  YOU: @iamA25j asks"The first thing u do when u get up in the morning & the last thing you do before going to bed?" RS:@iamA25j First: picture what I want to achieve for the day. Last: appreciate what happened during that day. YOU: Last question, just for fun: Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry? 

RS: Strawberry! Makes me think of summer holidays :)

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