12/19/12 - Our very own Miss Rhode Island USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Miss USA 2012 on June 3rd. She then went on to compete for the Miss Universe title. She was crowned Miss Universe 2012 on December 19th making our own, Miss Maryland USA 2012, Nana Meriwether, the new Miss USA 2012!! Congratulations to our beautiful girls...we are so proud of you!!
12/1/12 - The 2013 Miss Illinois USA & Miss Illinois Teen USA Pageant
03/19/12 - Miss Teen USA date announced!
The 2012 Miss Teen USA ® pageant is once again being held at the fabulous Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas on Saturday, July 28, 2012; it will stream LIVE to a worldwide web audience. Tune in and cheer Alexandra on as Miss Teen USA ® celebrates its 30th anniversary!
03/2/12 - Miss USA pageant returns to Las Vegas!
NBC and Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the “2012 MISS USA Pageant” will air on Sunday, June 3rd (9 p.m. ET) LIVE on NBC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at the Theatre for the Performing Arts. Be sure to watch and cheer on Ashley as she competes for pageantry's most coveted title!
08/16/11 - Former Miss Maryland USA contestant hosts the MISS USA pageant
As a little girl growing up in Maryland, Giuliana Rancic always dreamed of going to Miss USA, and she still thinks it's cool. "It's a testament to the fact that dreams come true in one way or the other." Her motto is, "if I can't compete in it, host it!" She loves that it was a dream of hers always, and she finally made it. Read the full story here!
08/2/11 - Buddy Ambassador shows true meaning of Beauty
Meeting Vanessa Stegall opened Ashley's eyes to a world she had never really taken the time to get to know, and made her realize what beauty is really about. What she learned by spending time with Vanessa and the other Best Buddies while in Las Vegas for the 2010 Miss USA pageant was that being a person of special needs is not something to be ashamed of. She was made aware of what a harmful impact the "R" word can make on them, and will never again tolerate it as an insult. Ashely believes that it is important for people to know what an incredible organization Best Buddies is and how deeply your life can be touched by the people involved. Please read Ashley's full story about her experience and friendship with Vanessa here.
To find out how you can be involved in Best Buddies of Illinois, visit their website at www.bestbuddiesillinois.org
07/17/11 - Congratulations Danielle!
The new Miss Teen USA 2011, Danielle Doty from Texas, poses for a photo with the rest of the Top-5 finalists. Danielle was crowned during the LIVE webcast from Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Congratulations to our own Miss Maryland Teen USA, Kirsten Nicholson, and Miss New Jersey Teen USA, Savannah Schecter, who were both named to the Top-15 semi-finalists...and Savannah was further honored to be voted "Miss Congeniality" by the rest of the 50 state contestants. We are also so proud of Paige Higgerson, Miss Illinois Teen USA, who represented our state so well...as well as our other titleholers, Amanda DeBus - Miss Delaware Teen USA and Lindsey Bucci - Miss Rhode Island Teen USA!
Next year...it could be you! Click here to find out how to APPLY TODAY!
07/11/11 - Watch Miss Teen USA!
Be sure to watch the 2011 MISS TEEN USA pageant during the world-wide LIVE webscast on www.missteenusa.com and www.seventeen.com! Cheer for Paige, Miss Illinois Teen USA 2011, as she competes for the national title! Go Illinois!
06/30/11 - Vote Illinois for Miss Photogenic Teen USA!
Click on the banner above to vote Paige for Miss Photogenic Teen USA, then be sure to watch the world-wide LIVE webscast on www.missteenusa.com to see who wins the award and the title of Miss Teen USA 2011!
06/20/11 - Congratulations Alyssa; Miss USA 2011!
Alyssa Campanella, the beautiful 21 year old representing California and the former Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007, was crowned Miss USA 2011 at the conclusion of the LIVE NBC telecast from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, June 19, 2011. She will spend her year-long reign making special appearances on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization and will work to raise awareness and funding for breast and ovarian cancer. She will now vie for the Diamond Nexus Crown at the Miss Universe pageant on September 12th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Congratulations to our own Angela Sparrow - Miss Illinois USA 2011; and the rest of our state titleholders - Katie Hanson - Miss Delaware USA, Allyn Rose - Miss Maryland USA, Julianna White - Miss New Jersey USA, and Kate McCaughey - Miss Rhode Island USA, for representing our states so beautifully...we are so proud of each of you!
06/10/11 - Watch the Live Preliminary Webcast for Miss USA 2011!
05/10/11 - Choose a Semi-finalist and vote for Miss USA 2011!
For the first time in the 60 year history of the Miss Universe Organization,
you can help decide one of the semi-finalist for Miss USA 2011! Click on the banner to cast your votes for Angela - Miss Illinois USA 2011; then be sure to watch the live stream of the preliminary competition on June 15th and keep voting. Tune in to NBC to watch the Miss USA pageant LIVE on Sunday, June 19th at 9:00pm EST to find out who wins the crown!
04/01/11 - You pick the looks for Miss Teen USA!
The Miss Universe Organization is asking YOU to pick the looks for the 2011 MISS Teen USA® competition. Choose a dress by the Official Dress Sponsor of Miss Teen USA, Sherri Hill, to be worn during the opening number, and a swimsuit by the Official Swimwear Sponsor for Miss Teen USA, Kooey, to be worn during the swimsuit competition.
The Poll will run April 1st through April 30th, 2011. The winning pieces will be revealed LIVE on stage during the 2011 MISS Teen USA® competition. You will have the opportunity to vote up to 10 times a day. Be sure to tune in on Saturday July 16th, 2011 to www.missteenusa.com and see the winning selections! Now get voting!
03/23/11 - Miss USA pageant returns to Las Vegas!
03/10/11 - Miss Teen USA date announced!
02/21/11 - MUO e-NEWS!
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Miss Universe Organization! To receive the montly e-NEWSletter - sign up at http://missuniverse.com/members/signin
02/11/11 - Follow us on Twitter
Be sure to follow Angela's "Road To Vegas" on Twitter @RealMissILusa, Paige is also tweeting her year preparing for Miss Teen USA @RealMissILTeen.
02/03/11 - College Scholarships!
We are thrilled to announce that Lindenwood University will be awarding in total over $1,000,000 in scholarships to our new 2012 Winners, Finalists and Semi-finalists competing in this year's pageant! See our Scholarship page for more information.
02/01/10 - 2011 Miss USA pageant announcement!
NBC and Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the “2011 MISS USA Pageant” will air on Sunday, June 19th (9 p.m. ET) from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at the Theatre for the Performing Arts. Be sure to watch and cheer on Angela as she competes for pageantry's most coveted title!
01/02/11 - Contestant Registration for the 2012 pageants
Registration for the 2012 Miss Illinois USA & Miss Illinois Teen USA pageants will open in the Spring of 2011. Keep an eye on this website for the official announcement. Although regsitration is not currently open, you may submit your initial entry information on the APPLY NOW page. Entries will be proccessed in the order they are received once registration is open!
01/01/11 - Happy New Year!
Important Dates to Remember for 2011:
|June 19 , 2011
2011 Miss USA Pageant
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
|July 16, 2011
2011 Miss Teen USA Pageant
Altantis Paradise Island
|November 18 - 21, 2011
2012 Miss Illinois USA &
Miss Illinois Teen USA Pageant
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
11/22/10 - New Titleholders Crowned!
We are proud to announce our new Miss Illinois USA 2011 is Angela Sparrow of Chicago and Miss Illinois Teen USA 2011 is Paige Higgerson of Cutler. They were crowned in front of a packed audience during the exciting finale at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Angela will represent our state at the 60th anniversary of the MISS USA pageant to be telecast LIVE on NBC Universal. Paige will surely make us proud at the 2011 MISS TEEN USA pageant later this summer. Stayed tuned for the offical date and location announcements!
For full results of the 2011 pageant - click here.