Amal Bennett-Judge, The Green Miss USA Contestant

Bennett-Judge says she plans to continue running until she wins and makes it to the world-famous Miss USA pageant -- on a green platform. It's one of several big ways the college junior is pushing green initiatives in Washington, particularly at her school, Howard University, one of the nation's top historically black colleges. Howard has also landed on college fashion top 10 lists in recent years, and Bennett-Judge hopes to use that attention to make an impact on students.

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