Miss Samantha Zhang has been growing out her hair that cascades down her back over the past three years, hoping to donate her silky tresses to someone who is sick and in need of it.
The 22-year-old aspiring actress-model is one of the finalists of Miss World Singapore 2013 who believe they can help change the world, in line with the pageant's aim of beauty with a purpose.
Fellow finalist Rachel Leng, 23, has been accepted by prestigious Harvard University. She hopes to study policymaking and make an impact on a global level.
Another finalist,Anupam Rai, also 23, joined the pageant against her parents' wishes. She also went against her parents' attempt to arrange a marriage to stranger in India and now wants to help inspire women to follow their dreams despite the odds.