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Media Coverage 2009


Kaiane feeling top of the World
14 December 2009 01:11

Shock of Gibraltar ... Kaiane Aldorino was stunned when Miss World win announced www.figgyphotography.com 'Combat Barbie' loses out MISS England soldier Katrina Hodge misses out on world crown to Miss Gibraltar Madam: I set up Tiger's orgies WOODS had weekend parties with high-class hookers,...

'Combat Barbie' misses out on title
13 December 2009 22:52

Tunbridge Wells soldier Katrina Hodge, 22, has missed out on the Miss World...

Beauty and controversy at Midrand
13 December 2009 22:51

JOHANNESBURG — Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, was crowned Miss World 2009 on Saturday, outshining 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony with a distinctly African flavour at...

Miss World Contestant ’Trying To Achieve Peace For Real’
13 December 2009 22:06

One of the contestants for the Miss World title is Katrina Hodge, a British soldier, and holder of the Miss England title, who has been dubbed “Combat Barbie” by the British...

Gibraltar wins Miss World 2009
13 December 2009 21:46

S AFRICA: Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino was crowned Miss World 2009 on Saturday, outshining 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony with a distinctly African...

Gibraltar beauty Kaiane Aldorino wins Miss World 2009
13 December 2009 21:18

MISS Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino has won the Miss World crown for 2009, defeating 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony in South Africa. "Thank you South Africa, this is the most wonderful moment of my life," said a tearful Aldorino, a 22-year-old human resources...

Gibraltar tops Miss World
13 December 2009 20:26

JOHANNESBURG, AFP – Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino has been crowned Miss World 2009, outshining 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony in South...

'Combat Barbie' loses out
13 December 2009 19:38

A SOLDIER dubbed 'Combat Barbie' after being crowned Miss England was left nursing her pride after missing out on the Miss World Crown. Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, 22, was in Johannesburg, South Africa, to take part in the glittering...

Kaiane Aldorino wins Miss World title for Gibralter (and Britain)
13 December 2009 17:16

Britain was able to claim a victory of sorts in the Miss World competition today when Kaiane Aldorino - Miss Gibraltar, and therefore a British national - beat the early favourite, Miss Puerto Rico, to take first place in...

The search is on for Miss Sunderland 2010
13 December 2009 15:38

BOSSES of the Miss Sunderland competition have launched their 2010 campaign to find the next lass to be crowned the city’s beauty. The lucky winner of Miss Sunderland will go forward to represent the city at the Miss England...

British national Miss Gibraltar beats England's 'Combat Barbie' to the Miss World title
13 December 2009 15:01

Britain was today able to claim a victory of sorts in the Miss World competition despite none of the UK girls lifting the crown. Relative unknown Kaiane Aldorino, representing Miss Gibraltar and therefore a British national, cast aside early favourite Miss Puerto Rico to scoop up the glamorous prize at a...

Gibraltar rocks in beauty stakes
13 December 2009 13:00

MISS Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino has been crowned Miss World 2009, outshining 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony in South...

Coventry teen Melissa Mullen's Miss England dream
27 November 2009 23:14

Duncan Gibbons, Coventry Telegraph A TEENAGER from Coventry who hopes to be the next Miss England is determined to prove models can have brains as well as beauty.

Miss World hopefuls land in capital
12 November 2009 17:07

ABU DHABI // More than a hundred Miss World contestants have descended on Abu Dhabi for a stopover on their way to the final competition in South...

Lance Corporal Miss England
10 November 2009 09:11

Source: The Sun Online Army beauty Kat Hodge yesterday vowed to fight for the Miss World title - then join comrades on the front line in Afghanistan. The lance corporal - speaking for the first time since sensationally being named Miss England - is determined to continue her military...

Miss York 2010 competition launched at fifth anniversary event at Monks Cross
10 November 2009 08:21

BEAUTY queens past and present gathered at a York store to celebrate the fifth anniversary of a competition that has propelled local girls to fame. The event, held to mark five years since Miss York returned to the city after an absence of more than 20 years, attracted Miss England 2007 Georgia...

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10 November 2009 02:28

A serving soldier who was crowned Miss England has been given special leave to join her colleagues in Afghanistan next year - after she has taken part in Miss...

Army beauty queen's charity hope
09 November 2009 15:54

A soldier bidding to become Miss World has said she hopes taking part in the competition will help charities working with British servicemen and...

Models help out city eating disorder charity
19 October 2009 15:00

A Norwich-based eating disorders charity has been given a major cash boost - from the organisers of a nationwide beauty contest. It might seem like an unlikely partnership, but bosses of the Miss England beauty competition helped raise £12,000 for Beat, based on Prince of Wales Road, after it chose...

Search is on for new Miss Ashford
19 October 2009 05:15

Girls aged 17 to 24 are being encouraged to enter the Miss Ashford competition, in the hope of striving for the crown of Miss England. Local girls who have already entered include Shamiso Burt, 19, pictured right, a tourism and business management student, She was Miss Maidstone 2007 and entered the..

Rachel Christie sprints to finishing line of Miss World 2009 in gorgeous swimwear.
13 October 2009 14:20

Miss England, Rachel Christie has set her sights firmly on the finishing line at the Miss World finals. The hard working athlete as been gifted gorgeous designer swimwear by leading online retailer of luxury swimwear, Sandstorm...

Glamour at Renault London West As Miss England Collects Her Coupe-Cabriolet
24 September 2009 17:06

: There was extra glamour at Renault London West recently when the newly-crowned Miss England visited the dealership to collect a stylish convertible which she will drive for the coming...

GALLERY: Miss England visits dealer
23 September 2009 12:38

RENAULT London West last week greeted the new Miss England – to give her a drop-top...

10 September 2009 05:41

SPRINTER Rachel Christie has the world at her feet. Not only is she training hard to make it into the British Olympic athletics team for 2012 but this summer she was crowned Miss England.

Combat Barbie: The Soldier in Lingerie
08 September 2009 10:19

Popular searches: brett favre | jaycee dugard | fall tv 2009 | duggar family | Search more Combat Barbie is making waves in England, and no, she's not the newest toy to fly off of Wal Mart shelves; she's a lingerie model that looks as good in fatigues as she does in expensive undies, and she placed second in.

07 September 2009 16:21

SHE'S ditched her Army fatigues, but fortunately Katrina Hodge won't be facing a disciplinary. The sultry soldier has stripped off for lingerie brand La Senza's Armed Forces campaign, which has started offering a 15 per cent discount to all UK servicemen and...

Combat Barbie Advertised Lingerie Deal
07 September 2009 12:12

Source: Ananova A corporal nicknamed 'Combat Barbie' by her colleagues is to launch a new campaign offering discount lingerie to servicemen and...

Miss England squaddie, nicknamed Combat Barbie, fronts new lingerie campaign
07 September 2009 10:42

She narrowly missed being crowned Miss England and has been awarded a medal of bravery for her services in Iraq, and now Katrina Hodge, nicknamed 'Combat Barbie' by her colleagues, has been chosen to front La Senza's latest underwear...

La Senza signs soldier to front promotion
07 September 2009 10:33

Corporal Katrina Hodge is the new face of La Senza’s Armed Forces campaign as part of a promotion that will offer a 15% discount to all British servicemen and...

London Fashion Week s/s 09 preview
07 September 2009 08:00

Rachel Christie models designs by LFW's array of young hopefuls who could be tomorrow’s biggest...

Female soldier advertises Armed Forces lingerie deal
07 September 2009 07:00

A corporal nicknamed "Combat Barbie" by her colleagues has been chosen to launch a new campaign offering members of the Armed Forces money off at a high-street lingerie...

Lingerie deal for soldier
07 September 2009 00:15

A soldier from Tunbridge Wells is to launch a new campaign offering members of the armed forces money off at a high-street lingerie chain. Cpl Katrina Hodge, of the Royal Anglian Regiment, is helping publicise La Senza's offer of a 15%...

22 July 2009 19:21

SPRINT king Linford Christie s beauty queen niece has vowed to win Miss World and Olympic gold. Rachel Christie, 20, plans to clinch two titles after being crowned Miss England.

Track And Field
22 July 2009 17:33

How come in this country we can't have an aspiring Olympian/beauty queen like Miss England Rachel Christie, a heptathlete/400-meter runner who is the niece of 1992 Olympics 100-meter gold winner Linford...

Olympics contender becomes first black Miss England
22 July 2009 07:58

RACHEL CHRISTIE IS ALSO 100M ATHLETICS STAR LINFORD CHRISTIE’S NIECE The athlete niece of British Olympic 100 metres gold medallist Linford Christie Is celebrating after being crowned the first black Miss England.

Charlotte and Leah miss out on Miss England crown and sash
22 July 2009 07:00

THEY may have been divided by counties, but two South West Miss England hopefuls are united in praise for one another. Miss Cornwall Charlotte Holmes from Torpoint (pictured left), and Miss Devon Leah Welch, from Estover, narrowly missed out on winning the top Miss England prize in Monday's...

Rachel Christie crowned first black Miss England
21 July 2009 14:18

LONDON: The athlete niece of British Olympic 100 metres gold medallist Linford Christie was celebrating Tuesday after being crowned the first black Miss England.

First black 'Miss England'
21 July 2009 13:58

LONDON - THE athlete niece of British Olympic 100 metres gold medallist Linford Christie was celebrating Tuesday after being crowned the first black Miss England.

Miss England goes for gold
21 July 2009 12:19

Athlete Linford Christie's niece Rachel is celebrating after being crowned the first ever black Miss England.

Kimberley pipped for beauty title
21 July 2009 10:12

A BEAUTY queen has narrowly missed out on being crowned Miss England. Kimberley Peacock picked up the Miss Durham 2009 title in April and won the chance to compete to become Miss England.

Linford's niece is new Miss England
21 July 2009 05:11

Rachel Christie, 20, who is set to represent Britain in heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics, triumphed despite being injured in a car crash last Friday. She suffered whiplash and bruising and spent the night in hospital but recovered to scoop the beauty...

Victory for Linford Christie's niece as she becomes first black Miss England
21 July 2009 02:17

Linford Christie's niece was crowned the first black Miss England in the competition's history today. Rachel Christie, 20, who is also on course to appear at the London 2012 Olympics, chased down the competition to claim the prestigious prize at the event in central...

West beauties hoping to fly England flag
20 July 2009 22:46

TWO beautiful women, one from Torpoint and the other from Plymouth, were last night waiting to see if they were to be crowned Miss England 2009. Charlotte Holmes, 20, and 17-year-old Leah Welch were waiting on the judges' results at the end of the two-day event in the London's Hilton Metropole Hotel..

4 NRIs reach final of Miss England 2009
09 July 2009 11:47

LONDON: Four women of Indian origin are among 54 finalists of the Miss England 2009 contest to be held over two days from July 19. Public voting for the contestants has begun and latest trends indicate that the top five who got maximum votes include two of the four Indian-origin...

Birmingham beauty queen ready to represent Derby (with pictures)
09 July 2009 08:30

A BEAUTY queen who lives 40 miles from Derby will represent the city at this year's Miss England contest. Coralee Matthews, of Great Barr, near Birmingham, was crowned Miss Derby after seeing off competition from a dozen other girls in the city's annual...

Laura tops public vote at pageant
08 July 2009 22:46

AN ASPIRING catwalk queen has missed out in her bid to take the crown at a top modelling competition but is still in with a chance of being entered for England’s biggest beauty...

Kendal runner chases Mr England title
08 July 2009 13:10

AN ATHLETIC Kendalian is representing his region at a different kind of contest after reaching the finals of Mr England. Chris Mulvaney, 25, is among 12 eligible hunks battling it out for the title of the country’s most desirable...

Miss England hops into Bunny
06 July 2009 09:07

THE reigning Miss England was hopping into Bunny today to launch a new scratchcard for the National Lottery. Laura Coleman is launching the Rabbit Riches scratchcard in the village, the only place in the country called...

Nadia reaches Miss England final
01 July 2009 04:50

North West winner Nadia Musa has reached the final of the Miss England competition. Nadia of Wirral, Merseyside who is studying for a masters degree in Manchester came through the semi-final stage held in Leicester to book her place in the...

Norbury care home deputy manager is named Miss Surrey
21 June 2009 16:00

By Holly Thompson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The deputy manager of a Norbury care home says she is "absolutely gobsmacked" after making it through to the final of Miss England.

Charlotte's in running for Miss England after title wins
16 June 2009 14:54

AN ASPIRING model from Torpoint is set to challenge for the title of Miss England after scooping the Miss Cornwall title. Charlotte Holmes, a former Face of Plymouth winner, was crowned Miss Cornwall ahead of 29 other beautiful Cornish...

Double success as Charlotte wins Miss Cornwall and Miss Charity
16 June 2009 14:34

TORPOINT beauty Charlotte Holmes has told of her shock after fending off competition from 29 other hopefuls to be crowned Miss Cornwall on Friday. Held at Buzios bar in Newquay, the Miss Cornwall competition saw contestants from across the county battle it out for the coveted...

MISS WEST SUSSEX - GALLERY: Air hostess Gemma's flying high
13 June 2009 05:27

Air hostess Gemma Melville was a soaraway success in the Miss West Sussex 2009 contest. The 23-year-old took the coveted title on a glittering night at Fontwell Park...

Jade prepares to compete for Miss England title
12 June 2009 08:15

The winner of a regional beauty contest is preparing to strut her stuff in the national...

GALLERY: Anna is crowned Miss Beds
11 June 2009 11:14

Shefford stunner through to Miss England...

Look who's won Miss Beds!
10 June 2009 21:47

Glitter, glamour and a whole host of Beds beauties took to the catwalk last weekend to fight for a place in the Miss England...

Shefford girl crowned Miss Bedfordshire
10 June 2009 10:31

A former mortgage advisor has beaten 35 contestants to be crowned the new Miss Bedfordshire. Anna Watts, 20, from Shefford, scooped the title on Sunday at the final of the event which was held in the marquee at Bedford Blues Rugby...

Beauty contest comes to Leicestershire
09 June 2009 21:36

The smell of fake tan is overwhelming and the sound of jangling bracelets fills the air. A crowd of young women in glittery, sweeping dresses line-up for their final twirl in front of the...

Miss Liverpool crowned in beauty contest
08 June 2009 20:02

WITHOUT a hair out of place or a lipstick smudge in sight, the city’s most glamorous girls took to the catwalk to battle for the title of Miss...

Sound Off - week 14 - Beauty Contests
08 June 2009 07:30

The Miss England semi final is being held in Leicester this week - and one of the contests is our very own Miss Loughborough. Our reporter Ellie has been speaking to 20 year old Sarah from Kirby...

Vicky reaches for the stars
04 June 2009 23:56

Victoria Ilina, from Charlton Kings, has got through to the semi-finals of Miss England after winning the public vote at the Miss Cheltenham beauty...

Bridgwater beauty crowned Miss Somerset
01 June 2009 12:53

BRIDGWATER beauty Chloe Gamblin hopes she can inspire confidence in 'curvier' girls after landing the title of Miss Somerset. Council worker Chloe, 23, was crowned champion at a ceremony in Bristol last night and now goes on to battle it out in the semi-finals of the Miss England beauty pageant next..

Beauty queens edge closer to Miss England dream
31 May 2009 21:01

THREE women from the News Shopper area have got through to the semi-finals of this year’s Miss England competition. Kimberley Cooper, from Petts Wood, Longfield’s Yasmin Pearce, 19, and Ora Ugbekile, 22, from Thamesmead, are now all one step closer to the chance to represent the country at Miss...

Evesham's Miss England hopeful calls for town's support
31 May 2009 15:23

Comments (0) Have your say Â' EVESHAMâ??S Miss England hopeful is calling on the whole town to get behind her in a push to make the final of the competition in...

Mum's the word for Miss Bath Samantha
31 May 2009 13:39

A 19-year-old who was selected to represent the city two years ago has been crowned Miss Bath for a second time - without even having to audition. Samantha Del Greco, who was Miss Bath for 2007, was selected again last month - by her...

Pinner beauty could be Miss England
29 May 2009 06:55

Miss Middlesex winner Emily Zehetmayr A TEENAGER from Pinner has been crowned Miss Middlesex - and now has a shot at the national title. Emily Zehetmayr, 17 and a keen wakeboarder, was chosen as the winner by a judges' panel who studied her photographs and her written profile after she won through as one...

Student Laura is beauty queen
29 May 2009 04:23

University of Bedfordshire student Laura Brown has been crowned Miss Northampton 2009. On Monday, 11 girls battled it out to gain the title at The Park Inn hotel.

Student scoops Miss Grimsby crown
28 May 2009 11:37

A BEAUTY queen has been crowned – with a trio of titles. Jade Clay, 19, of Humberston, has been named Miss Grimsby and District as part of this year's Miss England competition.

Gemma beats illness to reach beauty contest finals
24 May 2009 20:48

A WOMAN who battled a debilitating illness is set to embark on her dream to be crowned Miss England – and represent Swindon in the process. Gemma Still, pictured, from Old Town was confined to her bed for 12 months while she fought off Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – a condition that left her chronically...

Rachel Christie: Miss London Is Olympics Hopeful!
23 May 2009 03:14

By Niki Meet Rachel Christie, a British professional track and field athlete who has just won the Miss London City beauty peagent. Rachel is the niece of former Olympian Linford Christie and is a remarkable blend of beauty and athletic power.

20 May 2009 16:34

MISS England finalist Jaime-Lee Faulkner is ready to cry "on your marks, get set. . . go" for entrants taking part in Dearne Valley College's annual Blue Bridge Fun Run.

Linford Christie's niece on track for Olympic fame, Miss World crown
20 May 2009 12:26

London, May 20 (ANI): Ser Linford Christie's niece is on track for Olympic fame and the Miss World crown. Gorgeous Rachel Christie, 20, who trains with gold medallist Linford, 49, is tipped to represent Britain in 2012 as a 400m ser and heptathlete.

ANILinford Christie's niece on track for Olympic fame, Miss World crown
20 May 2009 10:06

(ANI): Sprinter Linford Christie's niece is on track for Olympic fame and the Miss World crown." Buzz Up Share Twitter Delicious Myspace Digg Stumble Upon Facebook Wed, May 20 02:10 PM London, May 20 (ANI): Sprinter Linford Christie's niece is on track for Olympic fame and the Miss World crown.

Gorgeous girls go for glory
20 May 2009 10:02

TONIGHT is the night one of these gorgeous girls will be crowned Miss Worcester 2009. Nerves will be jangling but these beauties will need to keep calm, stay composed and put on a performance worthy of a winner if they are to take up the accolade of representing the city over the next 12 months.

Linford Christie's niece vying for Olympic gold and Miss World glory despite her tragic past
19 May 2009 14:54

With her long lean legs and toned physique, Rachel Christie is just as much at home on the racetrack as she is on the catwalk. In fact, not only is the 20-year-old going for gold at the 2012 Olympic games, she's also in with a chance of winning the Miss World crown later this year.

Beauty Queen hopes to compete for Britain at London 2012
19 May 2009 14:53

A beauty queen who hopes to run at the London 2012 Olympics has won a place in the Miss England finals. Rachel Christie, 20, the 5ft 10ins hazel-eyed niece of the 1992 100m Olympic champion Linford Christie, has been crowned Miss London City.

Linford Christie's niece on track for 2012 and Miss World crown
19 May 2009 11:13

By day she is an Olympic hopeful, dreaming of competing in the 2012 Games. By night she is winning beauty contests. Rachel Christie, the niece of former Olympic champion Linford Christie, has been crowned Miss London after swapping at least temporarily her tracksuit for an evening dress and tiara.

Miss Cumbria winner revealed
19 May 2009 07:35

The new Miss Cumbria 2009 has been crowned.

Barrow beauty wins Miss Cumbria
18 May 2009 21:20

Eleanor Barr has been crowned Miss Cumbria 2009.

Swindon Goan girl is Miss Wiltshire
18 May 2009 04:35

BRElishma Fernandes, 21, a telesales worker from Toothill, Swindon, Wiltshire, bagged the prestigious Miss Wiltshire crown to automatically get a place in the Miss England finals this summer.

Student wins final place in Miss Bristol contest
13 May 2009 10:17

Fine art student Joanne Bristowe is one step nearer taking part in the semi-finals of the Miss England contest after being selected as a finalist in a competition in Bristol.

Miss Berkshire is crowned
13 May 2009 09:38

Images: 1 of 3 Punters at Windsor Racecourse were admiring competitors on two legs instead of the usual four on Monday as the venue played host to the finals of the Miss Berkshire competition.

Student crowned Miss Hull And District
11 May 2009 07:17

, 06:30 Comment on this story CLUTCHING a huge bouquet of flowers and proudly wearing the Miss Hull And District crown, Hannah Rowe looked every inch the beauty queen.

Sara is cream of catwalk
02 May 2009 07:28

THE new Miss Manchester has been crowned at a glitzy ceremony - and then revealed she is from Salford. Sara Beverley Jones impressed judges including TV stars Kym Marsh and Will Mellor with her beauty, bubbly personality and professional catwalk strut.

Struck by a wave of patriotism
01 May 2009 11:22

ST GEORGE'S Day may not be a public holiday, but the people of Havering 'rose' to the occasion with four days of celebration in honour of England's patron saint.

Dan's showbiz shorts
21 March 2009 21:59

MY oh M.I.A. . . . I’ve discovered the real name of Brit rap queen M.I.

07 March 2009 17:00

Newspaper section: Brunch Miss England 2008, Laura Coleman, visited Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui last week. The 23-year-old beauty queen admires Marilyn Monroe and champions "curves" on a woman's body.

Laura Coleman poses as Marilyn Monroe to encourage curvy women
11 February 2009 11:09

London, February 11 : Miss England 2008 Laura Coleman faced the cameras posing as Marilyn Monroe in a campaign launch to encourage curvy women. The beauty titleholder, a 10-12 size, revealed she deliberately sought out to promote curves on women, especially since more and more of them were getting obsessed...

Miss England dating McFly singer
15 January 2009 10:15

Danny has started dating curvy bombshell Laura — and I’m told he’s smitten. Danny has started dating curvy bombshell Laura — and I’m told he’s smitten.

What does Miss England 2008 drive?
15 January 2009 10:13

Vijay Pattni catches up with the winner of the 2008 Miss England competition – Laura Coleman.

Miss England to audition for X Factor
15 January 2009 09:49

BEAUTY Queen Laura Coleman not only looks drop dead gorgeous she's got the voice of an angel too.