Salt-of-the-earth Sarah's title hope
A YOUNG woman from Sauchie has made it to the UK Miss Earth
Sarah Morrison (26) will represent Clackmannanshire this Saturday (1
September) at the national competition in Weston-Super-Mare.
Green, glam and gorgeous Sarah hopes to take the beauty pageant's UK title to go on to join over 100 countries vying for the chance to become an ambassador for environmental protection campaigns worldwide by bringing the Miss Earth 2012 crown home.
The impressive prize package also includes organic jeans from Monkey Genes, a wardrobe of glamourous evening gowns for the world finals from PromGirl.net, eco-swim beach wear made from recycled plastic bags, a designer gown from London boutique Didou's, a wardrobe of clothes from Scotland's Ivy Kiss, and a goody bag of organic Vita Liberata self-tan products.
Sarah, who went to Alva Primary and Dunblane High School, told the Advertiser that she's nervous but excited.
She said, "I heard about the competition via word of mouth. I entered to see what would happen, so I'm really surprised but thankful for the opportunity. I've got a few outfit changes on the night to do and public speaking is always nerve-wracking."
Sarah, a cardiac nurse, recently returned from Australia and New Zealand and currently lives in London whilst working at the Heart Hospital.
Her travel adventures have made her more aware of environmental issues from country to country.
She said, "I realise how important first impressions are when you arrive somewhere. Everyone knows how beautiful the Highlands are, but most visitors come to our cities.
"It makes it all the more important to have clean, tidy, healthy and environmentally aware cities so people can enjoy every moment from when they arrive in Scotland to when they leave."
Sarah has been tasked with promoting a cleaner and healthier Wee County and to raise money for Miss Earth's Girls4Trees - where all funds collected will be donated to organisations and schools for street clean-ups and community projects.
She added, "I'd like to thank everyone for their support, especially my mum and dad."
For more information on Miss Earth, visit www.missearthgirls.co.uk.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 29 Aug 12
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