Female celebs who made a difference -- Eunice Olsen (Eunice Olsen's website)

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Eunice Olsen
Shortly after she was crowned Miss Singapore Universe in 2000, Eunice Olsen put her name and beauty title to good stead by actively participating and volunteering in youth-related issues and activities. She religiously volunteered at Toa Payoh Girls' Home and the Andrew and Grace Home for troubled teens, imparting grooming skills to young girls and counseling troubled youths.

She turned heads when she went one-step further in her efforts to tackle youth issues and volunteerism, and the last thing anyone would expect from the then 27-year-old beauty queen and puzzle board turner of Singapore Wheel of Fortune was to run for NMP (Nominated Member of Parliament) in 2004 (she is the youngest NMP and has served two terms).

An active volunteer who has helped championed various causes for the disabled, the environment and even AIDS awareness, Eunice also helped kick-start a humanitarian project in Cambodia, Laos and Kalimantan, to bring clean water and education to the less-fortunate in 2005.