Miss USA

American Pageant Queen Alexandria Brown entered the Miss Illinois USA Pageant after losing 80 pounds in one year

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.


The 2018 Miss Illinois Pageant will be held on September 4, 2017. 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. 

Here we bring you the untold facts about Alexandria's life and also her ideas, objectives and opinions… Have a look!

You will compete at the 2018 Miss Illinois USA Pageant. How will you prepare the contest ?

I am a firm believer that any type of preparation begins with your mind and soul. My main source of preparation is at the gym, but also preparing myself by finding inner peace through yoga/hot yoga. I also have an amazing pageant coach that is teaching me the ins and outs of the pageant world.

Which part of the competition are you most looking forward to? Do you have any apprehensions?

I am mostly looking forward to the interview portion of the competition. The only apprehension I have is fear of me falling on stage!

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What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?

The only person that can stop and/or prevent you from any type of dream is yourself.

We’ve all seen the stereotypical portrayals of pageant contestants, a la Miss Congeniality, spreading peace, love and beauty throughout the world. How do you think you'll make a difference ?

First, spreading peace, love, and beauty throughout the world are three major things that are needed in the world today.  But, with that being said, I know that I can relate to girls of all kinds of backgrounds. My true goal of becoming Miss Illinois USA is to touch as many hearts as I can and let them know that it's okay to be unique, chase a dream, and even fail as long as you get up every single time. 

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Your favorite beauty queen ?

Crystal Stewart

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Stewart is a beauty queen from Houston, Texas. She won the Miss USA beauty contest in 2008. She became the ninth Texan to win the Miss USA title.

Thanks to the beautiful Alexandria for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Illinois USA pageant.