The 22-year-old South African beauty took home the top honor Sunday

By Alison Schwartz
Updated December 14, 2014 02:10 PM
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Calling all people spending their Sunday in pajama pants: Meet the winner of the 2014 Miss World pageant!

Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, earned the honor at the international beauty pageant’s ICC London grand final, E! reports.

Strauss, 22, bested 121 other contestants – including runners-up from Hungary (Edina Kulcsér) and the United States (Elizabeth Safrit) – to take home the bejeweled crown, which perfectly complimented her curve-hugging gown.

The beauty queen is more than just a pretty face: She’s a fourth-year medical student (and daughter of a doctor and nurse).

“Everyone in my town called me little Dr. Strauss,” she said, according to E!

Strauss, whose studies were put on hold for the competition, said she’s dreamed of fulfilling her education and snagging the coveted titles since she was a little girl.

Contestants from Australia, England, Guyana, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico and India rounded out the top 10.