Apparently she goes to my Old Uni Brunel aswell….. hmmmmm… lol
Linford Christie’s athlete niece was celebrating today after being crowned the first black Miss England in the competition’s history.
Rachel Christie, 20, who is on course to appear at the London 2012 Olympics, chased down the competition to claim the prestigious prize at the event in central London.
Kat Hodge, a 21-year-old soldier decorated for bravery in Iraq, came second in last night’s Grand Final, which was decided after a public vote.
Londoner Ms Christie, who specialises in the heptathlon, was one of the bookies’ favourites to win the competition and will now compete for the Miss World crown in South Africa later this year.
She has won medals at major UK race meets such as the AAA and South of England championships, and trains at the stadium in Hammersmith, west London, named after her uncle Linford.
Before winning last night Ms Christie – who was competing as Miss London City – told event organisers: “My ambition in life is to compete and win gold in the 2012 Olympics.