Chilli Queen meets Miss Cheltenham

Tuesday June 5, 2018

Crowds came from far and near to enjoy the second Cheltenham Street Chilli Fiesta and brought the sunshine with them.

The highight of the day was the ‘Clash of Titans’ chilli eating contest. Last year’s runner up, Dave Hover, was hoping to see off the competition this year.  However, it wasn’t to be as Shena Waseem (aka UK Chilli Queen), who came to Cheltenham from London especially for the event, took her 28th chilli eating crown. Miss Cheltenham, Katy Van Hemelryk, was there to present her with her prize of a hamper filled with chilli goodies.

Visitors to the free event, held in Cambray Place, picked up some of the country’s finest chilli products.

If you missed the event, here’s some of the best pictures from the day.


Chilli eating competition
picture by Mikal Ludlow Photography