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WINNER: Angel Reyes Miss Illinois USA 2022

Abby Foster 1st Runner-up Miss Illinois USA 2022
Rachel Hodson 2nd Runner-up Miss Illinois USA 2022
Catherine Kennebeck 3rd Runner-up Miss Illinois USA 2022
Miranda Fenzau 4th Runner-up Miss Illinois USA 2022

Results: TOP 5 Miss Illinois USA 2022

  1. Miranda Fenzau, Software Developer, Alum DePaul University 2020, Model and Miss IL Teen USA 2014
  2. Rachel Hodson, Miss Normal IL USA is 2017 Miss Illinois Teen for National American Miss, 2018 National American Miss Illinois, Rachel's HEART - Helping Empower Adolescents through Reading and Tutoring,
  3. Abby Foster, Miss East Central USA, Abby Jo Foster is Midwest Gal, Pageant and Goat Enthusiast, Former NFL Cheerleader and Dog Mom. She studied at Oakwood High School and Elementary Education at Ball State University who is native and lives in Oakwood, Illinois.
  4. Catherine Kennebeck, Cat Kennebeck is Business Owner and Lead Creative at Chicago Innovative Influence Social Media Agency who is big advocate of investing in yourself and healthy mind & body advocate.
  5. Angel Reyes

Results: TOP 16 Miss Illinois USA 2022

  1. Ariel Beverly, Miss Geneva USA 2022, Skydiver at Skydive Chicago, Miss Illinois 2019 & 2020, an Artist who does documentation of her exploring the relationship between attraction and repulsion through ceramics and mixed media, and a jewelry obsessed art teacher from Geneva.
  2. Gabriela Trajkovski, The Macedonian who runs Vera Cosmetics Beauty, cosmetic & personal care Different, beautiful, and unique in our own way and Cruelty-free.
  3. Rachel Hodson
  4. Nikolina Vujcic
  5. Kristina Decheva
  6. Litsi Hernandez
  7. Abby Foster
  8. Mia Brandenburg
  9. Tonia Thompson
  10. Angel Reyes
  11. Karolina Rapacz
  12. Miranda Fenzau
  13. Corinn Crippin
  14. Catherine Kennebeck
  15. Ciara Knapp
  16. Ciara Jasso

The Iconic Statement by Sydni Dion Bennett Miss Illinois USA 2021: This gown will forever hold a special place in my heart. Nobody does it better than ASHLEYlauren. This gown made me feel like I’ve never felt before.
Many people tried to dissect my gown because they had their own feelings about it. But a little back story behind the design. My brand is different shades of nude and ASHLEYlauren designed my gown to represent ME. My gown was MY shade of nude and designed to accentuate MY favorite features of MY body. So ultimately, the gown was designed for ME

Top 10 Miss USA 2020, Deer Park’s Olivia Pura Miss Illinois USA 2020 crowned Algonquin‘s Sydni Dion Bennett Miss Illinois USA 2021 at Braden Auditorium Normal on Sun, June 27, 2021.
Top 15 Miss Teen USA 2016 and Miss Illinois Teen USA 2016 Olivia Pura was Longest reigning Miss Illinois USA at 1 year, 9 months and 25 days
Sydni Dion Bennett represented Illinois to compete Miss USA 2021 in November 2021, where she emerged Winner Sydni Dion Bennett 3rd Runner-up Miss USA 2021.
Till now there are Three Illinoisan Miss USAs, Myrna Hansen Miss Illinois USA 1953, Marite Ozers Miss Illinois USA 1963, Amanda Jones Miss Illinois USA 1973, and Karen Morrison Miss Illinois USA 1974.
The Illinoisan Reigning Queen Sydni Dion Bennett has won title Miss Illinois Teen USA 2018 and 3rd Runner-up Miss Teen USA 2018.

Event Details:

Venue: Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, Located at Address University Street & College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
Schedules: May 28-30, 2022
Prelim: Sat, May 28, 2022
Miss Grand Finale: Mon, May 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Vote for the People's Choice Award 2022: Miss Voting:
Note: Voting Starts: 10:00am Fri, May 20, 2022 while Ends at 10:00am Mon, May 30, 2022
Live Streams: Prelim:…
Order Prelims Recording:
Grand Finale:…
Get Finals Recording Video:
In-person Watch Tickets: Miss Illinois USA And Miss Illinois Teen USA Presentation Show Sat, May 28, 2022 at 7:30 PM Tickets Price $55 each, plus additional fees and taxes Purchase Online at
Note: All Contestants will compete in the Preliminary Active Wear/Swimsuit and Preliminary Evening Gown Competitions and will be featured in an Opening Fashion Runway Introduction.
Miss Illinois USA Coronation Show Monday, May 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM, Tickets Price $65 plus additional fees and taxes
Note: All Contestants will be featured in an Opening Fashion Runway Introduction. Contestants with the highest composite scores from the Preliminary Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown Competitions will be announced as Semi-Finalists and compete in the Semi-Final Swimsuit and Semi-Final Gown Competitions narrowing the field to a Top 5. After the Top 5 On Stage Interviews, we will say farewell to our reigning titleholder, present some special awards, and crown Miss Illinois USA 2022.
Host Hotel: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Crowning By: Sydni Dion Bennett Miss Illinois USA 2021

List of 42 Contestants at Miss Illinois USA 2022

  1. Barrington’s Kristina Decheva
  2. Beverly’s Dara McGee
  3. Bolingbrook’s Janet Dimgba
  4. Bourbonnais’Ashley Jackson
  5. Capital City’s Ciara Knapp
  6. Central Illinois’Corinn Crippin
  7. Chicago’s Caitlin Hamilton
  8. Cook County’s Dashawna Wright
  9. Deer Park’s Catherine Kennebeck
  10. Des Plaines’Nikolina Vujcic
  11. DuPage County’s Trinity George
  12. East Central’s Abby Foster
  13. Geneva’s Ariel Beverly
  14. Greater Chicago’s Carissa Hughes
  15. Heart of America’s Linda Obobaifo
  16. Hermosa’s Angel Reyes
  17. Island City’s Brandy Andrews
  18. Jewel of the Midwest’s Jessica Lardizabal
  19. Joliet’s Alexis Wiley
  20. Kankakee’s Tykyla Crockett
  21. Lake County’s Mariana Miskiv
  22. Land of Lincoln’s Kiah O'Neal
  23. Lincoln’s Svannah Berry
  24. Matteson’s Domanique Woods
  25. Melrose Park’s Daisy Espinoza
  26. Metro Chicago’s Ish Gupta
  27. Normal’s Rachel Hodson
  28. North Shore’s Mia Hart
  29. Northbrook’s Karolina Rapacz
  30. Northeast Illinois’Gabriela Trajkovski
  31. Northern Des Plaines’Tonia Thompson
  32. Northern Illinois’Ciara Jasso
  33. Orland Park’s Miranda Fenzau
  34. Piatt County’s Mia Brandenburg
  35. Rockford’s Litsi Hernandez
  36. Saluki’s Crystal Kendzior
  37. Shining Chi’s Orianateyor Beard
  38. Southern Illinois’Rachael Ren
  39. Spirit of Chicago’s Ariel Morrow
  40. Western Springs’Kamila Jurkus
  41. Windy City’s Shawnterra Rogers
  42. Wrigleyville’s Hannah Sells

Shuffle the deck, I’m still the queen of the pack!


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