PHOTOGALLERY When Miss World goes up your masthead.

m35220_dfg-150205-greenfield-5984Miss World Rolene Strauss is certainly used to posing in front of the camera, but, for once the roles were reversed and the beautiful Rolene climbed to the top of the mast of a Volvo Ocean Race boat, at the remarkable height of 30.3 meters, to take an exceptional selfie.

Even the most trained athletes would have some misgivings about climbing the mast of a sailboat, yet the 22-year-old South African-born beauty queen, she had no trouble hoisting herself over 30 meters to reach the top of the mast of Dongfeng Race Team, the current leader of the round-the-world sailing rankings:


Rolene Strauss, who won the crown of most beautiful on the planet last December in London, was helped by the crew to climb onto the rig, whose height is equal to six giraffes placed one on top of the other. The maneuver lasted about two minutes, after which Rolene enjoyed a splendid view from above the harbor and race village of Sanya, on the tropical island of Hainan, China. “It was beautiful,” he said. “An incredible view. I enjoyed going out to sea and I really fell in love with Sanya. I really felt like I was on top of the world. I held tightly to the mast, looked down at the boat and then wrote the phrase ‘one world, one strength.’ If the crew works together, they will be stronger and do well in the regatta.” Dongfeng Race Team and the rest of the fleet participating in the Volvo Ocean Race, will depart next Sunday for Auckland, New Zealand, for the fourth of nine legs. The grand finale is scheduled for Gothenburg, Sweden, at the end of June.

Rolene Strauss parades at Miss World pageant
Rolene Strauss parades at Miss World pageant



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