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<p><strong>Soldier and pageant contestant Katrina Hodge fights for ban on swimsuit competitions</strong></p><p><a href="http://ctpatriot1970.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/knsdjn.jpg"><strong><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5519" title="knsdjn" src="http://ctpatriot1970.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/knsdjn.jpg?w=300&amp;h=274"&quality=80&strip=all alt="" width="300" height="274" /></strong></a></p><p>Shine.com<br />by Mike Krumboltz</p><p>If Katrina Hodge has her way, the world&rsquo;s major beauty pageants may start looking a lot different.</p><p>A soldier in the British army, Hodge detained and disarmed a suspected rebel fighter with her bare hands while serving in Iraq. But she doesn&rsquo;t wear combat boots and Kevlar 24-7. Lance Cpl. Hodge is also a lingerie model for La Senza and was a contestant in last year&rsquo;s Miss England beauty contest. But don&rsquo;t assume those two very different occupations are mutually exclusive.</p>