Local beauty promotes ‘green’ awareness

2010-06-14 00:00

A LOCAL beauty who is “passionate about nature” has reached the semi-finals of a national green beauty contest.

Prestbury resident Tricia Moodley (21) has been chosen as a semi- finalist in the national 2010 Miss Earth South Africa competition in association with Consol.

Moodley graduated in entomology from UKZN in April. She has no experience in the beauty world, but was drawn to enter the competition by its objectives. “The programme aims to create awareness about the environment, working especially with children.”

Moodley is dedicating about six months to the project, which requires semi-finalists to become involved in a range of environmental projects. For example, she helped plant trees at the Buffelsdraai landfill site in Verulam to mark the Comrades Marathon.

She and the other semi-finalists visited the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg just before the opening game. They will be back again in July to help clean up Johannesburg after the World Cup.

The winner of the September pageant becomes a Miss Earth ambassador and will dedicate a year to environmental projects of different kinds, and will represent South Africa at the international Miss Earth World contest in Vietnam in October.

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