Bollywood dances help seal Miss Scotland title for Falkirk’s Mohnie

Mohnie Dhillon who was crowned Miss Scotland Caledonia 2013
Mohnie Dhillon who was crowned Miss Scotland Caledonia 2013
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Stunning Mohnie Dhillon beat off the opposition to take the crown at a national beauty pageant.

The mum-of-one took the Miss Scotland Caledonia 2013 title at a ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday evening.

And she dedicated her win to her husband Ricky (33) and son Rai, who was four on Tuesday.

Although she is often asked to model at various events, this was the first-ever competition Mohnie (30) had taken part in.

She said: “I’ve never taken part in any other contest before. Actually I have – it was a spot-the-dog competition which I eventually won.

“I was recommended to take part in Miss Scotland Caledonia by a close friend who had entered previously. She believed I would do very well and it would be a perfect opportunity for me to enter and gain experience which I could utilise in a positive way.”

Although all the finalists were judged on the night as they modelled, took part in a talent round, where Mohnie was able to wow the judges with her Bollywood dance routines, and gave a speech.

However, in the last six months their personalities, dress sense, humour and charity work were assessed by contest ambassadors at public events, meetings and cocktail nights.

She added: “It was all very nerve wracking but a wonderful opportunity.”

Mohnie is married to former River City actor Ricky Dhillon, who owns Ricky D’s World Buffet in Falkirk.

During the next year, she will be heavily involved in charity work and travel and already has several modelling assignments lined up.

Originally from Southampton, she said: “I will also be attending other pageants, either judging or motivating contestants.

“I had extra motivation to win this national pageant as the first non-Scottish woman. It was a dream come true.”

Meanwhile, a Braes schoolgirl is hoping to follow Mohnie’s lead by picking up a beauty title.

Would-be model Elise Buchanan (12) of Reddingmuirhead has reached the final 18 of Miss Little Scotland which will be judged on June 15.

Earlier this year the Braes High pupil was third in the Scotland’s Cutest Kid 
contest.