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Sydni Dion Bennett biography: 13 things about Miss Illinois USA 2021

Sydni Dion Bennett is beauty queen, model and ballerina from Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She hails from Algonquin, Illinois. She is the youngest and the only girl among four siblings.
  2. She attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
  3. She is a member of Life Changers International Church.
  4. She is a ballet instructor at Perfection Dance Artistry and Company dance studio.
  5. She is 5’7″.
  6. She was Miss Illinois Teen USA 2017 second runner-up.
  7. Representing Chicago, she was crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA 2018. She was the first African-American girl to win the title.
  8. Representing Illinois, she was Miss Teen USA 2018 third runner-up.
  9. On December 31, 2019, she launched Diverse Style by Sydni Dion.
  10. On November 30, 2020, she started dating her fellow Illinois resident Sam Baca.
  11. On June 27, 2021, she was crowned Miss Illinois USA 2021 in the Braden Auditorium of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
  12. She was 20 years old when she was crowned Miss Illinois USA 2021.
  13. If she wins Miss USA 2021, she will be the fifth Miss Illinois USA to represent the U.S. in Miss Universe following Myrna Hansen in 1953, Marite Ozers in 1963, Amanda Jones in 1973 and Karen Morrison in 1974.

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