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Unveiling the top 11 winners of Miss World 2014

The latest edition of the storied Miss World event ended in a glittering star-studded event in London yesterday. The winner of this year’s edition is South Africa’s bilingual beauty Rolene Strauss.

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India’s very own Aishwarya Rai was honored where she appeared with her Bollywood star husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya. Described as an embodiment of beauty with purpose, Aishwarya is also seen as the most successful Miss World so far, a title that she won in 1994. “I stand here overwhelmed by this honour. I thank Miss World Organization for such an incredible honour that I have received…” she said in her acceptance speech.

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“To have the opportunity to hold the title, to wear the crown with pride… that was my one time to go out there and experience beauty with a purpose…,” said the actress looking gorgeous in shimmery gown.

Read on to know more about this year’s winners list.

1. Rolene Strauss (South Africa)

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Rolena competed against 122 other contestants from all across the world and won the Miss World 2014 grand final held at London yesterday. The 22-year-old beauty is a fourth year Medical Student and she has created history for the African Nation as it has gained its third Miss World crown with this win. Rolena has a philanthropic vision for the future as she desires to focus on women’s health across the world.

2. Edina KULCSÁR (Hungary)

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Edina, 23, is the first runner up of Miss World 2014. A model by profession, she aspires to be an actress and hopes to attend drama school and seek a break in the film industry.

3. Elizabeth SAFRIT (United States)

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Elizabeth, 22, is the second runner up of Miss World 2014. Currently working as a lobbyist, with a keen interest in political affairs. She wishes to become a political broadcaster for major news networks. She hails from a very small town of USA but carries a big dream of making an impact on the political scene.

The other contestants who made it to the top 5 are:

a. Courtney THORPE (Australia)

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Courtney is a 24-year-old mass communication student. She also works as a freelance writer and fashion stylist. She has also worked as a fashion editor and a children’s book published. She wishes to write more educational books for children in the future.

b. Carina TYRRELL (England)

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Carina, 24, is a medical student at Cambridge University. She has always kept herself involved in a lot of humanitarian work and aspires to become a doctor focused on global heath initiatives in the future.

Contestants who made it to Top 11

a. Koyal RANA (India)

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Koyal, 21, is a Director of an NGO named Moksha Foundation that she has been successfully running since the last two years. She has studied International Finance at Harvard and aspires to reach to such heights that she will be able to influence policy changes on a national scale.

b. Rafieya HUSAIN (Guyana)

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Rafieya, 22, is currently studying Business Administration. She aspires to become an entrepreneur.

c. Júlia GAMA (Brazil)

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Júlia, 21, is a student (Chemical Engineering). She plans to go for higher studies and do an MA in communication. Her goal in life is to become a diplomat traveling across the world.

d. Idah NGUMA (Kenya)

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Idah is a Marketing student and aspires to become a marketing executive in the future. She loves to write poetry and dances very well.

e. Daniela ÁLVAREZ REYES (Mexico)

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Daniela, 20, aspires to make her career in television. She is Miss Mundo Mexico and she plans to make use of this experience in pursuing her desired television hostess career.

f. Maeya Nonthawan THONGLENG (Thailand)

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Maeya, 22, is a singer, presenter and a model by profession who aspires to become the most popular artiste of Thailand. She has also won one of Thailand’s top singing competitions and would love to continue her singing career in the future.

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Unveiling the top 11 contestants of Miss World 2014
Miss World 2014 grand final was held in London last night. Check out the top 11 contestants of this year's beauty contest.
Harshit Gupta

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