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- An Emirates flight attendant won Miss Scotland 2018 – then went straight back to work at the airline.
- Linzi McLelland has been at the forefront of the airline’s public relations campaign for its newly launched flights from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Edinburgh, Scotland.
- McLelland lives an unsurprisingly jet-set lifestyle and posts pictures of her travels on Instagram.
- She will represent her country at the Miss World competition in China later this year.
Meet 24-year-old Linzi McLelland, who recently won Miss Scotland 2018 and then went straight back to work as a flight attendant for Emirates airlines.
On Monday, the airline – based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – launched flights to Edinburgh, Scotland – and McLelland has been at the forefront of their public relations campaign.
Here she is teaching colleagues some Scottish slang:
Flights between Dubai and Edinburgh are now scheduled for one a day for the rest of the year, according to Emirates Woman.
McLelland has lived in Dubai for the last two years, but told Scottish press she is glad to be back in her homeland as the country’s new poster girl.
“Being Miss Scotland is not just about outer beauty, it’s about inner beauty too, and what you can do for others,” she said. “I also travel the world in my job and see how beautiful Scotland is.”
The flight attendant regularly posts pictures of her travels on Instagram, even though much of her time is now spent on Emirates’ promotions team. Here she is in Monaco…
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I have been in Paris this week, but I am training every night to make sure I am ready to climb Ben Nevis in just over 1 week. I will be raising money for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. Did you know that 1 in 9 young Scottish Adults have admitted to trying to commit suicide? The money raised will go to getting these people the support and help they need. If you would like to sponsor me my link is in my bio ???? #SAMH #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #charity #fitness #bennevis #scotland #missscotland
She recently climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland in support of the Scottish Association for Mental Health. She’s also a suicide awareness ambassador, according to her Instagram bio.
Alongside her day job at Emirates, McLelland is competing in the Miss World grand final, held in China later this year.
McLelland is not the only notable member of staff Emirates has onboard.
On September 26 the airline announced that a female member of the UAE royal family had flown passengers to Italy.