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Miss Illinois USA 2017 is Whitney Wandland

Whitney Wandland was crowned Miss Illinois USA 2017 on Monday, September 5, 2016. She will now represent the state of Illinois at Miss USA 2017. She is the fourth contestant for Miss USA 2017.
Whitney was Miss Chicago (for the Miss America Organization) in 2015.  She is also a Chicago Luvabull and model for the Stewart Talent Agency.  She lives in Lakeview and her platform is fighting childhood obesity.  She’s a huge Bulls fan, following her dad as a huge Michael Jordan fan.  Her favorite movie?  Space Jam.
"Competing in the Miss USA competition has been a life long dream of mine."

Miss Illinois USA 2017 is Whitney Wandland

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Miss Illinois USA 2017 Final Results

First runner-up : Degi Purev - Schaumburg
Second runner-up : Hanna Poitras - Wheaton
Third runner-up : Gina Melchiorri - Lincoln Park
Fourth runner-up : Angel Reyes - Northwest Chicago

Special Awards

Spirit | Whitney Wandland - Greater Chicago
Photogenic | Angel Reyes - Northwest Chicago
Congeniality | Gabriella Roth - Lombard
People's Choice | Michaela Strick - Rockford
Contestants' Choice | Gina Melchiorri - Lincoln Park

Miss USA 2017 : Meet the candidates here

Illinois is one of the most successful states in the competition. It is one of only four states to have won four or more Miss USA titles and one of only three states to win two Miss USA titles in consecutive years. All four winners came from the early history of the competition, with their last Miss USA being Karen Morrison, who held the title in 1974.
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