10 Most Beautiful 2012
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Charity: Humane Society of Southwest Missouri
Strange occurrences have followed Clementine Enger Bentley, a Nancy Drew by nature, all across the country. Whether she was helping the U.S. Department of Justice catch a federal fugitive at a young age, stumbling upon the Columbine shooting while on a bike ride or living in Washington, D.C. during the September 11 terrorist attacks, Bentley has always managed to be close to big events. An animal-lover, former emergency vet clinic worker and volunteer dog trainer, Bentley’s go-to philanthropy is the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. The quirky, self-proclaimed muse spends her days teaching her service dog, Rudy, new tricks, singing to her Siamese cats, working on art, gardening and experimenting with new recipes. A compassionate individual who enjoys making a difference in the world, Bentley worked one-on-one teaching students with disabilities, using her own experience with autism as a source of encouragement. Inspired by the power of weather, the loyal wife and animal mom enjoys its ability to reveal the preciousness of the world. A firm believer that external beauty is highly overrated, Bentley considers good posture, a polite attitude and sincerity to be the best weapons one can get their hands on.—D.D.
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