LONDON (AP) — Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday.
Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was the runner-up and Elizabeth Safrit of the United States took third place.
The winners were announced Sunday after a lengthy competition involving contestants from more than 120 countries.
Each had won the right to represent their country in a series of local and regional competitions.
This year’s contest was marred by the murder last month of Miss Honduras and her sister in that country.
The first Miss World contest was held 63 years ago in Britain.