Rolene Strauss – Miss South Africa
- Age: 22
- Height: 177
- Occupation: Student – Medical Studies
Rolene says her family made her who she is today. A 4th year Medical student, she praises her father’s influence, interesting her in medicine, her mother taught her the power of the mind and her brother, compassion and patience.
With a holistic approach to living, she hopes to create a business along these lines focusing on women’s health, alongside her plan of studying for an MBA and becoming a doctor.
In her spare time, Rolene enjoys playing the sports golf, netball and cycling, and reading inspirational and educational books. She is also musically minded, and can play the flute, piano and guitar.
“South Africa is celebrating 20 years of democracy this year and I am a proud, born free citizen.”
What website could you not live without and why?
News 24: It is a local news website with international news on as well. I find it very important to know what is happening around me.
What is the best app you’ve used in the last year?
I love Instagram, simply because a picture is worth a thousand words. Another app that was handy this year is CamCard, an app to upload business card details on your phone!
What item of makeup could you not live without?
I would have to choose blush. You can use it everywhere when in a hurry; lips, cheeks as well as eyelids.
What is your most memorable encounter?
It would have to be the day I bungee jumped off Bloukrans Bridge; officially recognised as the world’s highest commercial Bungee jump. It made me reconsider everything in my life.
It has to be my mother’s oxtail and ‘stampmielies’ cooked on our coal oven at home.
What annoys you most about the world you live in?
The fact that we as humans don’t realise how much potential we have; to do good, give and make things right. How amazing would it be if we all realised our potential?