Congratulations Rolene Strauss on graduating from medical school!

08 Dec 2017 | Srishti Jain

The ever gorgeous Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss finally completed her graduation in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein yesterday. Working tirelessly for this from past 7 years, this was a dream she worked really hard to achieve.

The 25-year-old graduate started her medical school journey in 2011. She went on to take a break of 2 years when she dedicated herself to preparing for Miss South Africa 2014 and Miss World 2014 competition and later on to fulfill her duties as a Miss World. In 2016, the brown-haired queen announced that she will be pursuing her medical studies.

She admired her father who is also a doctor; she has been in love with medicine ever since she can remember. She likes to work with people when they are at their most fragile and wants to prevent this state of patients and practicing preventative medicine, rather than trying to cure illness or treat the symptoms.

The hardest time for her during this journey was probably deciding to have a long distance marriage while completing her studies at UFS. Anxious in the beginning after deciding to complete her studies eventually she once stated, “It was an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. I was excited to do what I love, but also nervous about my new classmates and how people would treat me after being away for two years. It took about two weeks for everything to seem like it never changed and return back to normal.”


Congratulations Rolene Strauss on graduating from medical school!


She was elated yesterday after her graduation ceremony and shared her happiness through social media “What a feeling when you reach a goal you have been working towards for 7 years... The day has finally come, I graduated from medical school!”

She expressed her indebtedness to loved ones saying, “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support from my Mom, Dad, D’Niel, family, friends and the University of the Free State. Thank you.”

Thanking her mother she wrote, “Wish I could give this degree to my Mom; always behind the scenes, looking after our boy while I write the exam, packing up my entire house while I’m busy with my final