Miss South Africa wins Miss World 2014 crown

Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann makes it to the Top 25 but her Miss World journey was cut short when she failed to enter the top 10.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

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12/15/2014 11:57 AM
Miss South Africa wins Miss World 2014 crown


121514-mworld_main.jpgMiss South Africa Rolene Strauss bagged the Miss World 2014 crown at the pageant’s finale in ExCel, London on December 14, 2014, Sunday. Hungary’s Edina Kulcsar was hailed as first runner-up while Miss USA Elizabeth Safrit placed second runner-up. 

While she made it to the Top 25 of the pageant, Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann failed to enter the Top 10. Despite her not winning the crown, Filipino netizens took to social media to express how proud they are of Valerie. 

“Give chance to others.Not this year for Miss Philippines as Miss World.We still salute you Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann! #MissWorld2014,” @iam_pipo tweeted.  "Still a warm congratulations to Ms Valerie Weigmann. Hindi ka man nanalo at least you've  [email protected] posted. "Thank you Valerie Weigmann for representing us and for making us proud of our country.You gave your best," @krungygab.

Megan Young was one of the hosts for this year’s pageant, the first reigning Miss World to host the show. In a video presentation, Megan expressed how honored she is to be the very first Filipina Miss World.  She looked back at her success and learnings as she ended her reign as Miss World. “It's such an incredible experience to be the first Filipino Miss World... It's not just e legacy for myself, but a legacy for the Filipinos.''

Megan also recalled her emotional journey when she traveled to the typhoon Yolanda stricken areas in the Philippines during her reign. “I've been only Miss World for a month when a huge typhoon hit the Philippines. That took the lives of thousands of people. We just did what we really could do to help. Throughout the year and the Beauty with a Purpose projects that we have done, I always go back to that moment and that passion and fire to move on really pushed me to be a better person,'' she stated.

Main Photo credit to: http://www.missworld.com