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Rachel Christie Crowned First Black Miss England

Rachel Christie was crowned Miss England at the annual pagent at London’s Metropole Hilton Hotel on Sunday.

The London born 20 year-old is the country’s first black title holder and will go on to compete for the Miss World crown in Johannesburg South Africa in December.

Christie is planning on competing in the heptathlon events at the 2012 London Olympic games. “My ambition in life is to compete and win gold in the 2012 Olympics,” Christie said. “I would also love to do well in Miss England. I want to be successful in whatever I choose to do in life.”

It is to be noted that Christie is the niece of the most decorated British athlete, Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie. He is considered the second fastest European in history and has a stadium in West London named after him.

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