A native of Downers Grove, Grayson Hodgkiss was crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA on 3 November 2012 and represented Illinois at the Miss Teen USA 2013 pageant in the Bahamas. Even though she may appear to be quite a girly-girl, she is a daredevil at heart. She has surfed, zip-lined, cave-dived, ice-trekked, and done a Gladiator School in Rome. She hopes to add sky-diving to the list one day
Miss Illinois Teen USA 2013 Grayson Hodgkiss has lived in Downers Grove, IL for the past 7 years. As a 16 year old junior at Downers Grove South High School she is a High Honor Student, a member of the State Championship Varsity Dance team and has had several solos in her schoolÕs Choir Concerts. Her favorite hobbies include dance, singing, traveling, and volunteering .
Grayson describes herself as balanced, compassionate and intelligent. Even though she may appear to be quite a girly-girl, she is a daredevil at heart. She has surfed, zip-lined, cave-dived, ice-trekked, and done a Gladiator School in Rome. She hopes to add sky-diving to the list one day. No matter where her adventures take her she is a leader and does not follow the crowd. Grayson strives to be a positive role model to her peers and tries to always choose the hard right over the wrong.
Her goal every morning is to try to share a smile, an encouraging word or a compliment to at least one person every day. The best piece of advice she has ever received is ‘Not to worry, God has a plan way bigger than anything you could ever plan for yourself!’ One day Grayson hopes to graduate with a college degree in Mass Communications and have a career in Broadcasting or Film.