The Illinois pageants were held as separate events on Sunday afternoon and evening. Miss Illinois USA 2013 is Stacie Juris and Miss IL Teen USA is Grayson Hodgkiss.
Stacie is the first ever former Teen to win Miss Illinois USA, although she will be the fifth Illinois Teen to compete at Miss USA. She is the fifth 2009 Teen to win a state title this year, equalling a record set by the 2004 Teens at Miss USA 2009. With both her Miss and Teen titles, she won the next year she competed after placing first runner-up.
As has been the trend this year, the top five was largely filled with the most experienced contestants in the competiion. 2012 second and third runners-up Kyara Garza and Alex Wilson each moved up a spot to 1st and 2nd RUs, while two times semi-finalist Jasmine Guy placed 3RU and newcomer Zena Malak placed 4RU. Jessica Albasha was the only returning runner-up not to make top five again (she was a semi-finalist) - must say I wasn’t expecting that. The second former Teen in the competition, Emily Bey, did not place which was also suprising.
In the Teen competition, two of the three contestants who had placed previously made the top five, but the title was won by newcomer Grayson Hodgkiss. Miranda Fenzau placed first runner-up for the second consecutive year. Past runner-up Shenell Randall did not make the top 14.
Miss Illinois USA 2013 - Stacie Juris (1RU 11, IL TUSA 09, 1RU IL TUSA 08, NF IL TUSA 07)
1RU: Kyara Garza (2RU 12)
2RU: Alexandra Wilson (3RU 12, 4RU IL TUSA 07)
3RU: Jasmine Guy (T15 11, T15 10)
4RU: Zena Malak
Semi-finalists: Jessica Albasha (4RU 12), Aubry Bozzano, Vanessa Cantana, Kashia Dunbar, Lindsay Jahnke (T15 12), Rayni Lasley, Rachel McKane, Alyssa Rogers, Ashley Reid (T15 12), Tyler Suess, Tabitha Turner, Amanda Wolfe (T15 12)
Stacie Juris, Kyara Garza, Alexandra Wilson, Jasmine Guy, Zena Malak
Miss Illinois Teen USA 2013 - Grayson Hodgkiss
1RU: Miranda Fenzau (1RU 12)
2RU: Jordan Shotton (T15 12)
3RU: Taiylore Merriwether
4RU: Summer Robbins
Semi-finalists: Caroline Campbell, Dana Bezanis, Kaleigh Eastep, Hannah Gowdy, Ashley Hoff, Jasmine Jethroe, Rubi Nevarez, Madeline Mortensen, Alicia Verghese
Grayson Hodgkiss, Miranda Fenzau, Jordan Shotton, Taiylore Merriwether, Summer Robbins