FORMER Miss Poland winner Marcelina Zawadzka has announced that she will take part in an off-road rally through the Sahara desert after passing her truck driving test.
The 30-year-old TV presenter – who was crowned Miss Poland in 2011 – has claimed she has “dreamed” about driving in a truck.
Zawadzka – who represented her country in Miss Universe in 2012 – is aiming to impress in the 3,700-mile rally race in January.
The leggy blonde had already passed her theory exam with no mistakes and she has now completed the practical test, according to reports.
The Africa Eco Race has been taking place since 2009 after the Dakar Rally was moved to South America due to terrorist concerns in some of the African states where the route passed.
Speaking of the upcoming race, she said: “I have dreamed about driving a truck for a long time and I went on the course a few months ago.
“I started it before I was offered to take part in the rally and now I have to speed up before the end of the course.”
The Africa Eco Race leads through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal and competitors have to navigate over 3,700 miles of the unforgiving desert.
Africa Eco Race 2020 sets off from Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco, before sailing from Italy to the Moroccan port of Tangiers.
It then heads south through Morocco and onto the desert before finishing in the western Senegalese capital Dakar.
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Zawadzka will be a part of a Polish team that includes Paris-Dakar Rally veterans Jacek Czachor and Marek Dabrowski as well as Grzegorz Baran who will accompany her in the cab.
Baran said: “I will watch over her. Anyone can be transported in a truck, but that’s not the point.
“The point is for her to drive and understand what such a rally means. She will definitely remember this adventure forever.”