The Mercury - - FRONT PAGE - – Mer­cury Re­porter

The re­cently crowned Miss Earth SA, Irini Mout­zouris, aims to use her plat­form to help make a sus­tain­able change to com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try. Mout­zouris, 22, a Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Pre­to­ria, was crowned dur­ing a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony in Joburg, beat­ing first run­ner-up Orielia Egam­baram and sec­ond princess Bianca Run­gasamy. Mout­zouris said she was ex­cited to be able to make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of the peo­ple dur­ing her reign. The pageant sets it­self apart from other beauty com­pe­ti­tions by seek­ing to em­power young South African women with knowl­edge, while it prides it­self on help­ing com­bat the de­struc­tion of our nat­u­ral her­itage. As part of her du­ties, Mout­zouris will also travel around the coun­try to teach peo­ple how to min­imise waste, re­cy­cle and plant their own veg­etable gar­dens.

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