Doncaster model and television star to open new fish and chip shop "with a twist" with husband to be
A Doncaster model and television star once dubbed Miss Fish and Hips is set to open a new fish restaurant in the town with her husband to be.
Beauty queen and Take Me Out star Elena Raouna will open the Red Sea Fish Bar in Edlington later this month with partner Kyriacos Tsikkini - and the pair have promised that the venture will be "a traditional fish and chip shop with a twist."
Writing on Facebook she said the takeaway will open on May 30 and will offer "a brand new menu filled with a variety of fish, kebabs, burgers, jacket potatoes, home made dishes and more."
She added: "Well here it is everyone, the time has come for me to spread my wings. We are so excited to launch Red Sea Fish Bar.
"Thanks so much to everyone involved in this big change for us - we appreciate the help from everyone that we've had to make this happen."
The pair, who have been working at Elena's parents restaurant, Harry's in Dunsville, will finish their last shifts at the venue this weekend before moving across to Edlington to move into a new home and open the business together.
She added: "I will miss everyone at Harry's but I know I can trust you all to carry on exactly where I left off."
Elena, 25, found love with Kyriacos, 29, after appearing on TV dating show Take Me Out last year.
Although she failed to secure a date on the programme, she later announced she was set to marry - after Kyri staged a dramatic flash mob wedding proposal in a packed airport.
Although she wasn't picked out during the show, the model, who has also appeared on Road Trip and quiz show Catchphrase, was swept off her feet when Kyri proposed to her in front of hundreds of passengers at Leeds Bradford Airport after a romantic break in Paris. The pair are due to tie the knot in May next year.
Elena has become one of Doncaster’s best known faces, rising to fame after winning a national glamour contest for plus size models a few years ago, with her chip shop job and curves earning her the nickname Miss Fish and Hips.
Greek Cypriot Elena scooped the title of Miss British Beauty Curve, a modelling contest for larger models a few years ago.
Last year, she spent the night clubbing with Alex Reid, the cross-dressing cage fighter ex-husband of glamour model Katie Price.
And since her victory in the Miss British Beauty Curve contest, the former Campsmount School pupil has undertaken a series of modelling shoots, signed up for online clothes retailer ASOS and has also appeared on ITV quiz show Catchphrase and Channel 4 show Coach Trip.
She also had a well publicised Twitter spat with business mogul Lord Sugar who faced criticism after be branded her 'fatty' in a tweet.