South Africa’s journey to Miss World 2014 crown

Here is my long overdue post.

South Africa has an impressive peat in Miss World. It is truly remarkable to do this little look back and tribute to Miss South Africa and to the reigning Miss World, Rolene Strauss

Here it is:

South Africa won its first Miss World crown on 1958 via Penelope Anne Coelen.

Miss World 1958

Penelope Anne Coelen

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A year before that, Adele Kruger is a 2nd runner up to Marita Lindahl of Finland (1957)

1957

A year after (that is 1959), Moya Meaker made it in Top 11.

1959

In 1960, Denise Muir placed as 2nd Runner Up to Norma Gladys Cappagli of Argentina

1960

Yvonne Hulley made it in Top 15 in 1961

1961

Yvonne Ficker landed as 3rd Runner up in 1962, where Catharina Lodders of Holland won the crown

1962

In 1966 and 1967, Johanna Maud Carter and Disa Duivestein are both Top 15 Semifinalist.

1966

1967

In 1969, Linda Collet is a top 7 Finalist

1969

In 1970, South Africa had 2 representatives. The White, with the sash of South Africa was Jillian Jessup which ended up 4th Runner up. The Black, with the sash Africa South was Pearl Jansen who peaked as first runner up. Jennifer Hosten of Grenada won the crown.

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1970black

In 1971, the white, Monica Fairall made it in Top 15

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In 1972, the white, Stephanie Reinecke made it in Top 15

1972

In 1973, the white Shelley Latham was 4ht Runner up to Marjorie Wallace of USA (later stripped of title) and the black, Ellen Petters was a Top 15 Semifinalist

1973white

1973black

In 1974, Anneline Kriel was first runner up but later assumed the title of Miss World 1974, when the orginial winner, Helen Morgan of United Kingdom resigned. The black, Evelyn Williams, was a Top 15 Semifinalist

Miss World 1974 (originally the 1st Runner Up)

Anneline Kriel

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In 1975, Rhoda Rademeyer is a top 15 semfininalist

1975

In 1991, Diana Tilden-Davis peaked as 2nd Runner Up. Ninibeth Leal of Venezuela won the title.

1991

In 1992, Amy Kleinhans made it in Top 8

1992

In 1993, Palesa Mofokeng is 1st Runner up to Lisa Hanna of Jamaica

1993

In 1994, second  year in a row, South Africa is first runner up courtesy of Basetsana Makgalemele. The winner is the magnificent Aishwarya Rai of India

1994

In 1995 and 1996, Bernelee Daniell  and Peggy-Sue Khumalo made it as a top 10 Semfinalist

1995

1996

In 1997, Jessica Motaung placed 2nd Runner Up to Diana Hayden of India

1997

In 1998, Kerishnie Naicker is a Top 5 Finalist

1998

In 1999, Sonia Raciti placed 2nd Runner up to Yukta Mookhey of India

1999

In 2001, Jo Ann Strauss (not related to Rolene Strauss) is a top 10 semifinalist

2001

In 2005, Dhiveja Sundrum is a top10 semifinalist

2005

In 2008, Tansey Coetzee is a top 5 Finalist

2008

In 2009, Tatum Keshwar landed 2nd Runner up. Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar won the crown.

2009

In 2010, Nicole Flint made it in Top 25 Semifinals.

2010

In 2011, Bokang Montjane made it in Top 7

2007

in 2014, Rolene Strauss represented South Africa in Miss World and at the finals night, she was hailed as the new Miss World.

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