A native of Champaign, Lexi Atkins was crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA on 24 October 2009 and represented Illinois at the Miss Teen USA 2010 pageant in the Bahamas. Lexi was a junior at Centennial High School in Champaign where she was a member of her school’s cheerleading and track teams. She later won the Miss Illinois USA title and represented Illinois at Miss USA 2014.
Miss Illinois Teen USA 2010 Lexi Atkins is a 16 year-old Junior at Centennial High School in Champaign, IL. She loves being involved in school activities, espcially her school’s cheerleading and track teams. Last year, she placed fifth in the state for both cheerleading and in her 4×4 meter relay event. Sports are a major part of her life although she has been in dance and gymnastics ever since she was a young girl. She has traveled all over the country with a competitive dance team which has won national titles over the past few years. The second cheer squad she competes with outside of school, Super CDA All Stars, competed last year at Universal Studios in Florida, where they won the Worlds Competition.
Alexis believes dancing is one the best ways to express herself, and without it she feels a part of her life would be missing. She is also involved in Student Council, Math Club, Spanish Club, Key Club, Art Club, and Expressions Choir. She loves to sing, and in choir they go around town weekly to perform for various businesses and people. She recently has found a love for performing not only in dance, but in acting as well. Her drama teacher showed her a whole separate way to perform on stage and Alexis has made acting a key aspect of her life. Her dream is to one day move from the stage and on to films. She enjoys being part of the drama department at her school, and has been in numerous plays over this past year. Last year, she had the lead role of Ariel in her school’s musical “Footloose”.Traveling is also something that Alexis enjoys. She loves trying and seeing new things. Alexis has been to many places over the years and loves visiting a variety of places outside of the country. Her favorite places to visit are Europe and the Bahamas. She loves anywhere that is tropical with warm weather and a beach! Taking a nap under the warm sun during the day is one the best feelings in the world!