Miss South Africa 2014 was crowned in Sun City Superbowl City. Who's the winner? The 21-year-old Medical Student Rolene Straus who hails from Volksrust in Mpumalanga but currently lives in Bloemfontein was one of the favourite contenders in the pageant. Miss South Africa 2012, Marilyn Ramos handed over the crown created by Jack Friedman Jewellers to the new queen on Sunday night.
The modern platinum crown named Palesa (flower in Sesotho) was designed from platinum by the Jack Friedman team as well as pageant designer Malcolm Kluk using inspiration taken from the natural beauty of indigenous South African flowers and traditional patterns.
‘Palesa’ was created to match the new look and revamped Miss SA pageant.
Pretoria beauty Marilyn Ramos has been wearing the crown since 2012 and has enjoyed one of the longest reigns in the history of Miss SA.