10 Most Beautiful 2012

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Melanie Pulscher, 42

Charity: Hospice
From the vibrant food, sights and people she discovered on trips to Thailand to the serene riverbanks of Missouri as seen from her 1984 Dodge Camper Van, affectionately known as “Mel’s Funky Town Doll House,” Melanie Pulscher knows beauty to be not just appearance but rather an experience. For Pulscher, acceptance is key. Beauty is known when someone is honest with and accepting of themselves and is able to give the gift of acceptance to others. Having overcome many struggles in her life, and knowing the struggles of the most beautiful woman in her life, her great-grandmother, Pulscher has found that attitude can truly make or break something. She believes that sincerity and empathy for others’ circumstances is an essential part of inner beauty. While outer beauty can be manipulated, inner beauty is intrinsic. She is inspired by those with a willingness to change and work toward the betterment of their lives. In addition to being a corporate services officer at Great Southern Bank, Pulscher is committed to helping several charities. Among her many philanthropic contributions, her work with Alanon, an organization supporting those connected to people suffering from addiction, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have given her the ability to behold all in a way that is open, loving, sincere and most importantly, accepting.—M.M. 

 

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