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Miss Scotland says bringing the Miss World crown home to Inverness is a 'marathon'

By Annabelle Gauntlett

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Chelsie Allison is spending five weeks in India as part of the Miss World competition.
Chelsie Allison is spending five weeks in India as part of the Miss World competition.

Inverness's reigning Miss Scotland has said that competing to be crowned Miss World is a 'marathon' as she competes against over 100 women from across the globe.

Chelsie Allison (26) scooped the title of Miss Scotland in October.

Now, the Tesco Mobile retail manager is spending five weeks in India as part of the Miss World competition.

When talking about her favourite part of the Miss World experience, she said: "So far, my favourite part has been meeting all the other incredibly inspirational women from all over the world.

"We were lucky enough to be taken to the Mahatma Gandhi memorial and museum within our first couple of days of being in New Delhi.

"This really set the scene for the rest of the experience and is a memory I will truly never forget!"

While Chelsie is enjoying the organised chaos of Miss World, she said it has been an exhausting challenge that consists of a jam-packed schedule.

She said: "The hardest part is definitely the various hurdles throughout the competition. We are kept on our toes, that’s for sure!

"Our days start super early and finish very late, although it is a three week marathon, I really am enjoying every single second of it."

Chelsie has fully immersed herself into the culture of India as she continues her travels through to Mumbai from New Delhi.

She said: "I am absolutely loving India so far!

"We experienced New Delhi during the first week and have just moved to Mumbai so I’m really excited and grateful to be given the opportunity to experience the different areas, cultures and people of India.

"After Miss World, I will most definitely be making plans to return to India and travel the country even further."

In aid of the pageant, Chelsie has also supported the Highland Hospice as her chosen charity after two of her relatives, who sadly passed away, were taken into the hospice where they received an exceptional standard of care.

She now plans to continue her work alongside the hospice and aims to raise as much money as possible for the cause.

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