14-year-old Ava Huyen Smith of Roswell is the new Teen Miss Georgia Earth.
Ava is a freshman at Roswell High School and a member of the freshman volleyball team. She also attended Crabapple Middle School, where she received the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and Mountain Park Elementary. Her family co-founded the volunteer group Little Helpers in 2010 and today has 20 chapters across the country. She's also an honors student, singer, guitarist and contributor for the nonprofit Be THE Voice. As part of the Miss Earth program, Ava is using her voice to promote community service, kindness, clean skincare and makeup products as well as recycled fashion.
Ava competed in the Miss Earth Florida, Georgia and Tennessee competition in June. She also took home awards for talent, evening gown and social media. This regional program is under the leadership of Director Nic Blaize of Inspire Gravity Consulting and Nic B Cosmetics. In January 2023 Ava will represent Georgia in the national Miss Earth USA in Orlando. The winners will go to Vietnam for the 2023 Miss Earth international competition.
Miss Earth is the second largest international pageant, focusing on beauty and responsibility. Titleholders actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of the planet. Apart from a strong emphasis on environmental protection programs, Miss Earth also aims to showcase and promote various tourist destinations. The official charitable division of Miss Earth USA is called Beauty for a Cause.
For more information check out missearthusa.com.