Rachel Christie

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Rachel Christie
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Rachel Sophia Adina Christie
c. 1988 (age 26–27)
England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Dark brown
Eye color Dark / Hazel
Title(s) Miss London City 2009
Miss England 2009 [1]

Rachel Sophia Adina Christie[2] (born c. 1988) is a British beauty pageant contestant and athlete who was briefly Miss England 2009, and the first mixed race woman to hold the title.[3]

Personal[edit]

Christie is the niece of former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie, who, along with Ron Roddan,[4] serves as her coach. She was born to Russell Christie (Linford's brother). Russell Christie was stabbed to death when she was eight years old.[3][5][6]

Relinquishing of Miss England crown[edit]

In the early hours of 2 November 2009, Christie was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Miss Manchester Sara Beverley Jones at a Manchester nightclub. She subsequently announced her withdrawal from the Miss World competition and relinquished her Miss England crown.[7] The crown was passed on to the runner-up in the 2009 pageant, Katrina Hodge.[8]

In July 2010 she was convicted of failing to provide police with a breath specimen after being caught driving smelling of alcohol. She failed to blow into the breathalyser properly 13 times. She was convicted in her absence and a warrant issued for her arrest.[9] She was banned from driving for 12 months.[10]

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Preceded by
Laura Coleman
Miss England
2009 (relinquished)
Succeeded by
Katrina Hodge