Seventeen magazine has a new October cover model!
Lindsay Brown's soccer coach and teammates at Notre Dame surprised the 21-year-old advocate for education for girls with the exciting news.
What made Lindsay stand out in front of the judges--actress Emma Roberts, Just Jared founder Jared Eng and Seventeen's editor-in-chief Ann Shoket?
The young activist launched a tie-dye cupcake campaign to raise awareness about the power of The Girl Effect. "When a girl goes to school, she's more likely to marry later, have fewer and healthier children, earn higher wages and raise the standard of living for her and her family," says Lindsay.
But she doesn't just talk about The Girl Effect. Lindsay and her soccer teammates sold enough cupcakes to send three girls to Kopila Valley School in Nepal!
Lindsay credits her grandmother with giving her the drive to succeed. "She was the first person in her family to graduate high school, and she went on to get her nursing degree," says Lindsay. "It really gave her a lot of opportunities. That's why she's my inspiration."
Lindsay's advice to other future advocates: "If you decide what you're passionate about, other people will be come passionate too, and it's pretty contagious."