Lewandowski gets promoted from last years' first runnerup to winner this time
Sun, May 28, 2023 Hollywood: The reigning teen queen Dawn Parks Miss USA 2022 has just crowned her successor, the winner against 32 contestants, Miss Gold Coast Teen USA, Vivica Lewandowski as Miss Illinois Teen USA 2023 at the end of Grand Finale today on Sunday, May 28, 2023 which started at 4pm in The returning Pageant Venue is Braden Auditorium in Illinois State University at University Street, Normal.
The Newly Crowned Vivica Lewandowski Miss Illinois Teen USA 2023 is the 41ST Miss Teen USA 2023 Contestant who will represent her IL State at the upcoming Miss Teen USA 2023 Pageant where reigning queen Faron Medhi Miss Teen USA 2022 will crown her successor at the end of Grand Finale in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The New Teen Queen Vivica Lewandowski is The First Miss Illinois Teen USA in Anne JKN's Universe Era.
The Court of Vivica Lewandowski Miss Illinois Teen USA 2023 has four runners-up, Sofia Console 1st Runner-up, Karolina Kozbial 2nd Runner-up, Sophia Xia 3rd Runner-up and Grace Toome 4th Runner-up. It also includes Top 16 Contestants Isabella Robb representing Kildeer, Devyn Carr representing DuPage County, Amani Manning representing Chicago, Aubrey Lemmon representing Perry County, Isabella Hernandez representing Crown of the Ridge, Kaitlyn Sedlacek representing Lockport, Rian Willingham representing Will County, Isabella Ortiz representing Cook County, Princess Aaliyah Gar representing Harvard, Jeneen Alsamsam representing Downtown Chicago and Brynn Hofreiter representing Grundy Coast.
Lewandowski also competed last year and won 1st Runner-up placement.
Vivica Lewandowski’s journey to Miss Illinois Teen USA began many years ago. Playing with her mom’s Miss Illinois USA crown as a child created a desire within her to compete one day. Vivica is a founder of the nationally known charity, Chicago Charity Clays, which has raised over $2 million for veterans’ PTSD research, family therapy, and marriage counseling. This has turned her into a big advocate for mental health awareness and she enjoys sharing about her philanthropic efforts online, hoping to inspire others to get involved.
Vivica is a driven person, and has been learning to speak, write, and read in Mandarin Chinese for eight years. She has great respect for Chinese people and culture. This Fall, she’ll be a first-generation University student. Vivica was also a professional ballerina in Chicago throughout middle/high school, and a Presidential Scholar award recipient.
Sign-off Statement: Dawn Parks
To the state of Illinois, I hope that I made you proud. I put my best foot forward, walked in my purpose and showed the world that you can do anything if you STAND TALL in who you are.
For the last time, I am
Miss Illinois Teen USA 2022