"Competing in the Miss USA competition has been a life long dream of mine."
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
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
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.