Former beauty queen confesses to vacuuming her BODY every day

Former beauty queen confesses to vacuuming her BODY every day

A former beauty queen who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder says she has such a fear of germs that she vacuums her body every day.

Kelly Waite, 35, spends 30 hours a week cleaning her home and gives herself a onceover with the Hoover as she moves from room to room to remove any dirt.

Ex-Miss United Kingdom Kelly, from Trimdon, Co Durham was diagnosed with the mental health condition a decade ago.

'When I am vacuuming my house I give myself a once over with my Vax before I go into every room,' she told The Sun.

'If I am walking into a room I haven't vacuumed then I don't want to take any dirt in there. I am constantly vacuuming and polishing.'

Thirty-five-year-old Kelly Waite spends 30 hours a week cleaning her home and gives herself a once over with the Hoover as she moves from room to room to remove any dirt

OCD is an anxiety-based condition, characterised by the sufferer having uncontrolled intrusive thoughts that dictate their actions, moods and fears.

Kelly, who starred on the Channel 4 programme Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners which aired in October, also admits to bleaching the toilet six times a day and will scrub the sink three or four times.

While she says ex-boyfriends were 'totally understanding' about the disorder, blonde-haired pageant champion Kelly admits it has impacted her career and diet.

She says it's 'very difficult to do nine-to-five' jobs as she is surrounded by people with 'germs'. She also refuses to cook in her kitchen in case it gets dirty.

Single Kelly doesn't 'even own a cooker' and instead buys her food from restaurants and takeaways.

After scooping the Miss United Kingdom crown, Kelly was asked to be the ambassador for the Dream Foundation of Uganda, which helps children affected by HIV and Aids.

But she's yet to visit the Third World country because of the potential germs there.

This is the latest issue causing difficulty for Kelly, who spoke to the Northern Echo in 2012 about being cyber bullied.

She addressed an audience at A Model's Workshop in Las Vegas, an achievement made greater by the fact she had just been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid which causes extreme tiredness.

Kelly said she had to learn how to rise above negative comments online but it left her not knowing who to trust.

'It was an awful experience,' she told the newspaper, 'But I am definitely a stronger person for it. When you come from a small community and you choose to do something different it can make you a target.

“I refuse to let anything get in the way of me doing what I love. For every hater there is always someone there encouraging and supporting you.'

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