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E-mail gives dream chance for Rakhee

PUBLISHED: 20:20 23 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:43 03 March 2010

A MYSTERY e-mail could lead to a dream come true for one Ipswich woman.

When Rakhee Vithlani was sent details of the very first Miss India UK competition from an unknown source she was tempted to send it sailing back into cyber space.

A MYSTERY e-mail could lead to a dream come true for one Ipswich woman.

When Rakhee Vithlani was sent details of the very first Miss India UK competition from an unknown source she was tempted to send it sailing back into cyber space.

But thanks to her friends she put pen to paper and has seen off competition from across the country to audition as one of 20 finalists on Friday.

More than 250 entered the competition and 23-year-old Rakhee said she never dreamed she would get this far.

She said: "It is completely out of the way for me to do something like this, although I am part of the Dance Academy in London and I like singing as well."

Although she has also dabbled in modelling as a youngster, Rakhee said the contest is not just about walking up and down the catwalk.

She said: "You have to do a performance as well and I am doing a dance, some people are singing.

"They are also very interested in academic achievements and how articulate you are.

"It's really nice that there is a contest that allows you to show people what you are capable of."

Rakhee, who is studying a Masters degree in International Marketing at Aston University, Birmingham is not using the competition to try and get a career in modelling.

She will be going to one of Europe's top consulting firms in January, based in London.

But she is still proud to be entering the high profile contest, which will be screened by four television stations including the BBC.

When she goes off to Leicester on Friday she will be joined by proud and excited parents Narenda and Usha, who own the Everyday Express newsagents in Ranelagh Road, and her 27-year-old sister, Dimple.

Rakhee said: "I am not very confident that I will get through at all.

"There is a one in 20 chance for all of us and I have a realistic perspective of that.

"But I have got this far and it means the world to me."

Weblink: To find out more about the competition go to www.missindiaukevent.com

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