The finals of Miss Illinois USA 2013 and Miss Illinois Teen USA 2013 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on December 2, 2012.
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Ashley Hooks, Miss Illinois USA 2012 and Alexandra Plotz, Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012, will crowned their successors at the end of the event.
The winners will represent the state of Illinois in the Miss USA 2013 and Miss Teen USA 2013 pageants, respectively.
Ashley Hooks, Miss Illinois USA 2012, will crown her successor at the end of the event
Alexandra Plotz, Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012, will crown her successor at the end of the event
According to the information on the Miss Illinois USA website, the focus for this program is to provide an opportunity for young women to better themselves; the pageant encourages the contestants to gain self-awareness, self-confidence, individual pride, and greater social awareness. Each contestant should be able to improve their ability to communicate effectively, to speak in front of people comfortably, and to stand up for what they believe in. We encourage our contestants to find causes or issues they feel strongly about, and to become involved in those organizations that speak closest to their hearts. Each young lady who enters has different ideals and goals and strives hard in their personal quest for excellence.
We are pleased that a majority of contestants each year have never participated in a pageant and they find it to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Many contestants have won their first time out, and many others return because of the positive experience they had in our program. We like to think that each young woman walks away from our program a little more ready to deal with the world around her, and more importantly, the world ahead of her.
Our philosophy for the Miss Illinois USA & Miss Illinois Teen USA program is not about encouraging young women to “win” a pageant, but to encourage young women to develop life skills that will ultimately help them win in life by being their personal best in everything they do.
Miss Illinois USA 2013 and Miss Illinois Teen USA 2013 pageants are official preliminaries to the MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageants. They are independently produced by D&D Investments, Inc., under license from Miss Universe L.P., LLLP.