Rachel Christie was crowned the first black Miss England 2009

20 year old Rachel Christie was crowned as the new and first black Miss England 2009. She is from Kensington, West London and is the niece of former Olympic sprint champ Linford Christie. The new beauty queen was set to represent the UK 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 title.

Rachel Christie told organisers: "My ambition in life is to win gold in the 2012 Olympics. I want to be successful in whatever I choose to do in life."

Rachel will now represent her country at the Miss World 2009 at Johannesburg, South Africa. Also present at the event is Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss World 2008.

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"To God be the Glory".