On Sunday, November 24th, Lexi Atkins was crowned by Stacie Juris for the second time at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Lexi is only the 2nd, Stacie was the 1st, Miss Illinois Teen USA to go on to win the title of Miss Illinois USA in the 30 year history of the pageant. Atkins went on to place first runner-up at the national Miss Teen USA pageant at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Success seems to come easily to the 5'8" blonde haired, hazel eyed beauty. Her training in dance and on the stage has propelled her to a career in the entertainment and modeling industry. Lexi is represented as an actress by Luber Roklin and Resolution Agency and a model by the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. You may recognize her as the lead female in the Derrick Rose commercial for Adidas or as the lead dancer in a Mentos commercial. She has been in four films and is featured in two of them. She is currently filming a soon to be released project that she is very excited about.
Lexi has been dancing her whole life. Competing is second nature to her. She is a nationally ranked dancer and won the Worlds Competition at Universal Studios in Florida with her Super CDA Allstars Cheer team. She placed fifth in the state of Illinois in the same year in both cheerleading and track.
Travel has always been a love of Lexi's. She has been fortunate enough to travel all over the world. She especially enjoys Europe and any place with a beach. She recently went to Egypt to attend the wedding of a fellow class of 2010 Miss Teen USA sister. The absolute highlight of her globetrotting was a trip to the Cannes Film Festival in France, with her grandfather Clinton Atkins. It was the last excursion she was able to take with him before he unexpectedly passed away in 2011. He played a huge role in her life and is greatly missed by the entire Atkins family.
Although it was a great accomplishment to place in the top two at Miss Teen USA, Lexi feels she has some unfinished business. She wants to bring home the title of Miss USA to the state of Illinois. She is preparing for the competition of a lifetime. Be sure to tune in and watch the Miss USA pageant live on NBC.