• Rolene Strauss of South Africa (C) is crowned Miss World 2014 at the ExCel Centre in east London, December 14, 2014.REUTERS
  • Rolene Strauss of South Africa (C) is crowned Miss World 2014 at the ExCel Centre in east London, December 14, 2014.REUTERS

10.30: Miss World 2014 is Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss

10.30 pm: Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar named runner-up, while Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit came third in the contest.

10.20: Top six contestants paid tribute to Miss World Chairman Julia Morley

10.00 pm: Top five semi-finalists are announced and they are from (in no order) Hungary, Australia, United States, South Africa and England.

9.50 pm: Miss Thailand won the People's Choice Award

9.50: Top 10 semi-finalists announced and they are (in order) Australia (10), Mexico (9), United States (8), Kenya (7), Hungary (6), Brazil (5), Guyana (4), England (3), South Africa (2) and India (1).

9.40 pm: Miss World honours Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The 41-year-old Bollywood actress attended the grand finale along with husband Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Aaradhya and mother Vrinda Rai

9.30 pm: The Vamps perform live 

9.30: 25 quarter-finalists are announced and they are from Bolivia, People's Republic of China, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Mexico, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Sudan, Vietnam, Finland, Ghana, Kenya, Netherland, Philippines, Sweden, South Africa, United States, Australia, Russia, Scotland and Trinidad & Tobago

9.15 pm: For the first time, five contestants were announced as the winner of "Beauty With a Purpose" competition. The five contestants are from India, Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia and Guyana. 

9.10 pm: Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit is the winner of the Multimedia round, Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina Isidora Borovčanin is Top Model Winner, Miss Sweden Olivia Asplund is Beach Fashion competition winner and Miss Malaysia Dewi Liana Seriestha is Talent competition winner.

9.05 pm: Miss Scotland and Miss Malaysia perform live in front of audience, judges and viewers for Talent competition. 

9.00 pm: First leaderboard scores revealed and Miss France is leading the scoreboard list. 

8.50 pm: All contestants introduced to the audience 

8.40 pm: Contestants presented their National Costumes

8.20 pm: Grammy award-nominated and multi-platinum artist Sky Blu from LMFAO performs live at the opening ceremony. 

8.00 pm: Miss World 2013, Megan Young and Frankie Cena are co-hosting the pre-show event.

The grand finale of the 64th edition of Miss World competition is all set to start in London. The coronation night will be broadcast live on the official website of Miss World.

Miss World 2013 Megan Young will crown her successor on Sunday night at ExCel London Exhibition and Convention Centre in London.

All the 125 contestants are excited for the finale and walk the ramp for the last time.

"We have been working so hard towards this day. Ever since we have been crowned in our national events, everything has been building up towards these last moments and I want nothing more than to do South Africa proud and do my best up on there on the Miss World stage," Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss said in a statement.

"I am so excited to see Kaiane, Gibraltar's first Miss World, today! It is so amazing how much she has done for our country and knowing that she is here is giving me such a boost of confidence and pride. This moment is bittersweet as even though I am so excited, I know this is one of the last moments the girls can be all together as a group and I know it has only been a few weeks but I am definitely going to miss these friendships I have built," Miss Gibraltar Shyanne Azzopardi said.

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