Crestwood Middle School art student Amanda Ng, 12, created a dress out of recycled cereal boxes for a school Earth Day project and was asked to model it at the Earth Day ECO Fashion in Orlando.
Jerianne Johnston taught the children how important it was to recycle and that just about anything can be reused. Ng’s brother, Alex, created a water bottle trash can last year, and she wanted to be more creative and fun with her project.
As a pageant queen who has also participated in many community service pageants, Ng wanted to make something she could share with her sister queens and really get the word out.
She asked friends and family to donate used cereal boxes and created the dress. She is now working on her next project for the Models for Miracles pageant in June benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. She is looking for donations of used Starbucks cups and coffee bags.
ABOVE: Amanda Ng in her dress.