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Complete list of Miss Illinois USA 2022 candidates


Miss Illinois USA 2021 Sydni Dion Bennett, 21, of Algonquin, Illinois, United States will crown her successor at the Braden Auditorium of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois on May 30, 2022. It is the 71st edition of the state-level beauty pageant that selects Illinois’s candidate for Miss USA, which selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S.

Currently, Illinois has 30 Miss USA placements including the coronation of Myrna Hansen in 1953, Marite Ozers in 1963, Amanda Jones in 1973 and Karen Morrison in 1974. The most recent was in 2021 when Bennett was third runner-up.

Bennett was crowned Miss Illinois USA 2021 in the Braden Auditorium of Illinois State University on June 27, 2021. The respective first, second, third and fourth runners-up were Abby Foster of East Central, Angel Reyes of Hermosa, Ciara Jasso of Northern Illinois and Catherine Kennebeck of Barrington.

There are 42 women competing for the Miss Illinois USA 2022 title. Here are the candidates:

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

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