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'Tomboy' hockey player wins Miss Asia UK to show ex what he's missing

March 7, 2012 - London

A self-confessed hockey loving tomboy has turned herself into a beauty queen, just to show her former boyfriend what he lost out on.

Pahrnia Parsons, 21, says apart from hockey, she enjoys playing rugby and cricket, and only made the decision to enter the competition after breaking up with her boyfriend and hoping to get back at him.

"I really enjoy glammed up for the occasion and having fun with the other contestants," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

Parsons, who studies sports science at the University of Kent and plays hockey to a high standard for a team in Canterbury, grew up as a sport-loving tomboy.

She is also a keen skier and snowboarder - hitting the slopes last week in a trip to Austria with her family - and had never dreamt of modelling.

But in October last year the half Iranian decided to enter Miss Asia UK contest - in part to get back at an old flame.

She entered the contest and to her shock she made it through to the final, held at an exclusive club in Chelsea, west London.

"I was feeling a bit low after splitting with an old boyfriend and just decided to put my name forward... The judges then invited me to the final in a really nice club in London.

"There was a little black dress round, a pageant and an underwear round... I wore my own dresses and did my own hair and make up for the contest. Afterwards judges told me I had won and I could not believe it.

"My prize was a trip to the Bahamas," she said.

Parsons says she is now looking forward to entering more modelling competitions.

"But I am also equally as at home on the hockey pitch with my friends," she added.


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