Rolene Strauss Pens A Book About Her Personal Experiences As A Model. From the outside it’s all glitz and glam. But once you are inside, you will realize that the beauty industry comes with major challenges, more so for models. What better way to know what models and beauty queens go through than to hear it from those in the industry like Rolene Strauss!
The South African beauty pageant titleholder and medical doctor won Miss South Africa 2014 and was later crowned Miss World 2014. Rolene became the third South African woman to be crowned Miss World, after Penelope Anne Coelen in 1958 and Anneline Kriel in 1974.
As a person who has held this prestigious tittle, we saw Rolene become one of the most recognizable faces in the world. Even to this day, she is still celebrated as a force. A lot of aspiring beauty queens looks up to her, and she is their role model. As much as these are high achievements, not forgetting all the fringe benefits they come with, there are also some downsides of being a models\ as well as a beauty queen.
For Rolene one of her challenges was being asked to lose weight when she was just 16 years old. During that time, she had been offered a three-month modelling contract with Elite Model Management in Paris, and a few weeks before her departure, she had her measurements taken by an agent in Pretoria. Rolene’s hip circumference measures at 95 centimeters, and she was told to tone it down to at least 90 centimeters.
These are some of the things that women in this industry go through. Some women are even sadly forced to do sexual favors in order to get lucrative contracts. The more high profile people like Rolene speak about these things, the better for upcoming models. Rolene has thus decided to pen a book, to share some of her experiences about the industry. Her book will drop this Friday, and already the masses are looking forward to it.