10 Most Beautiful 2012

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Charity: Women in Need (WIN)
Single mom and pet enthusiast, Kristal Gaines knows that beauty has many facets. She finds beauty in many things—Julia Roberts’ contagious smile, the serene flow of Bull Creek, a dog’s wagging tail and wet nose—the list goes on. Growing up, her father was a minister and always taught her to “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” With two kids of her own, Gaines strives to be a role model of this very attitude. Along with her kids, two dogs and three cats, she takes on life with an open mind and a big heart. While she loves her profession as a marketing consultant at WCA, Waste Corporation of Missouri, Gaines recently realized a long-time dream of hers and started Republic Paw Pantry. The organization relies on the donations and volunteer hours of local citizens to provide assistance to families who are struggling to feed their pets because of illness, financial strain or other difficulty.—M.M.


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