|Posted by Teens Go Green on July 21, 2016 at 8:25 PM|
I can't believe last year I competed in this very pageant and all the opportunities that were held ahead of me. That year, I was honored to place with the elements title US Miss Earth Eco, but it led me to the opportunity of a lifetime representing the USA in Taiwan, and following that competing in Australia only a few weeks ago. I can't believe I did two international pageants in that time span. Even while representing my state of Florida I was able to begin my eco-fashion journey with Consumers Against Toxic Apparel. Words can't express how grateful I am to have been a part of this system and everything it has given to me. The only thing I would want to do is give back. So, we were able to do that by having the Teen, Miss, Ms., Mrs., and Elite Queens volunteer at Clean the World!
Ladies around the country were able to sort hygiene products like soap and bottled amenities into bins to be recycled and redistributed to people in need of proper hygiene. I'm so glad I was able to take them there and show them a bit of Orlando. We were able to redistribute 20,000 bottled amenities, 15,000 bars of soap, and with that create 4,000 hygiene kits for those in need!
You could see me on the very left end in my Consumers Against Toxic Apparel affiliate Silver Needle & Thread organic cotton skirt. I received many compliments on the style and design and it was great to wear in the warm Florida humidity, especially because we were volunteering in a warehouse!
The skirt was able to go from day to night! After volunteering, I went straight into watching the preliminary competition as my little sister was competing in the first ever Young Preteen Earth United States pageant. I'm so glad I can go to Silver Needle & Thread to find versatile, authentic, organic outfits perfect for all occasions!