Lawd. have. mercy.
De Christies could well sing the old calypso:
“Woe is me… shame and scandal in de family!”
This time, it’s Rachel Christie, reigning Miss England and niece of former Olympic gold medallist Linford Christie, who’s in scandal and passa passa, after being arrested for a nightclub brawl with Miss Manchester.
And apparently over this joker.
I’ll let that marinate for a minute.
Yeah… I know… me too.
Ok, so the story such as it is right now is that Rachel, who was crowned the first black Miss England a few months back and was set to head to South Africa next month for the Miss World contest, has today ‘given up’ her crown.
The Miss England website had a statement from the organisers which read in part:
Due to the media attention following the allegations against her, Rachel Christie has now decided to withdraw from the Miss World competition and relinquish her Miss England crown. Rachel will concentrate on clearing her name and focus on training for the 2012 Olympics until this case is resolved.”
According to media reports, Miss Manchester, Sara Jones, is the former girlfriend of Christie’s boyfriend, David Mcintosh, aka Tornado, a fighter/personality on Sky1’s Gladiators programme. Reports are that she flaunted a text message on her phone that was supposed to be from this Tornado fella (it sounds like a good kaiso name though doesn’t it? He might need to add Mighty in front of it though).
Rachel then allegedly punched Jones in the face – nuff times.
I could bawl.