The gorgeous Alexandria Brown was inspired to enter the Miss Illinois USA Pageant world due to two life events. The first, she lost 80 pounds over the course of a year. "I fell in love with health and fitness because I realized how much of a change it can make in your life. As a pageant queen I would be able to reach out to other women in regards teaching them how important it is to living a healthy lifestyle." she explained.
The second event would be when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer "I watched her fight it through her faith, prayer, and strength every day. It was that event that made me realize I could gain a platform to speak out to women about prevention of breast cancer and women's health."
Alexandria graduated from the University of St. Francis with a bachelor's degree in Business and Health Administration. She currently works at DeVry University as a student support advisor assisting students with their academic and financial needs. In addition, she is a personal trainer and takes her exam to become certified in the fall of this year.