Teen gets knocked out of national contest


After beating 1,700 other female contestants to become a finalist in a contest sponsored by a national animal rights organization, online voters knocked Westhampton resident Amanda Groves out of the running last week.

Amanda’s picture and profile went head-to-head with Jenni Goodman, an actress from Maryland, and Ms. Goodman won the round. The contest was sponsored by peta2, the youth branch of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

“I’m definitely happy I made it as far as I did,” Amanda said of her time in the limelight. “I’m not sure if I’m going to enter it again, we’ll see how I feel when the time comes.”

A sophomore at Westhampton Beach High School, Amanda was a finalist in the “Cutest Vegetarian Alive” contest sponsored by peta2. She was one of 16 finalists in the competition, which is a spin-off of PETA’s “Sexiest Vegetarian Alive” contest that is open to adults.

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