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Final push for Miss World hopeful Linzi

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By Fiona Reid
Final push for Miss World hopeful Linzi

TODAY Miss Scotland, Linzi McLelland, will hear the name of the new Miss World called . . . and she has her fingers crossed that it will be her.

The 24-year-old former Lockerbie pupil is near the end of her month long stay in Sanya, China, competing for the crown.

So far she’s wowed the judges in several categories, including flexing her muscles in the sport section and, most importantly of all, in the Beauty with a Purpose round.

It was there she shared the story of losing her dad, Jim, to suicide and all the work she’s done for mental health charities ever since.

Linzi said: “The last few weeks here at Miss World, I know I will treasure this journey for the rest of my life.

“I have met so many amazing people who I am sure I will keep in touch with forever.

“I am looking forward to the final on Saturday, but I am not ready for this journey to end.”

She added: “I have made the final for Beauty With a Purpose, the sports round and I am even doing the traditional highland fling on stage as part of the show.”

She’s yet to make the top 30, out of 118 contestants, but is hopeful she will make the cut as a judge’s choice.

Meanwhile, this week Linzi met The Voice UK runner up, 17-year-old Donel Mangena, who arrived in Sanya ahead of Saturday’s 68th Miss World Final.

The teenager, who was coached on The Voice by singer, has launched his new single, Bang Like A Drum, which he will be performing on the show.

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