Many young women take part in various beauty pageants, but one Haverfordwest woman is combining “beauty with a cause” at Miss Teen Earth.

Sixteen-year-old Amy Morris, who has just finished her GCSEs at Tasker Milward school, is one of ten finalists heading to Blackpool for the Miss Teen Earth trophy in September.

Entrants in the competition, set up by Carousel Productions Inc in 2001, must not only have good looks but also an environmental conscience, they are said to be green, glam and gorgeous.

Amy is working on her logo and slogan based on the three Rs, reduce, reuse, and recycle, the key philosophy of the Miss Earth brand.

“It’s really exciting,” said Amy.

“I was looking at the website and thought it looked really good, not just a beauty competition it had more to it.

“It’s not just standing there in a dress with big hair.”

While at school Amy became interested in environmental issues.

She is now going to study public services at college, before she hopes to start a career in the police force.

“This is a different way of teaching people that are younger to think differently about the environment,” added Amy.

The teenager needs to find a vintage or second-hand dress which is both green in nature and in colour to dazzle the judges.

As part of the competition Amy also needs to find a charity organiser to get on board and help her run a clean-up project, which will be funded by the money raised through votes if she wins.

Anyone able to help Amy can contact her on 01437 779142.