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Samantha Elliott is Miss Illinois USA 2023


3rd runner-up Miss Kansas Teen USA 2020, 1st runner-up Miss Illinois Teen USA 2019, 3rd runner-up 2018, Semi-finalist 2017

Top 20 at Miss USA 2023

Samantha Elliott was crowned Miss Illinois USA on 28 May 2023 and represented Illinois at Miss USA 2023 in Reno, Nevada. A self proclaimed “farm girl” from Freeport, in northern Illinois, Samantha was a Teen runner-up in both Illinois and Kansas on her journey to the title.

2023 bio:

Miss Illinois USA 2023 Samantha Elliott grew up in a small Illinois town on a goat and horse farm. She spent most of her summers traveling to goat shows and has been riding horses since she was just 3 days old. At the age of 8, she rescued her beloved horse, Rosabell, from the kill pen.

Currently, Samantha is pursuing a Master’s of Accounting and is testing for her CPA. She’s one of only 100 Graduate School Fellowship recipients from the University of Alabama.

After school, she will begin working for a Big Four accounting firm as a Federal Auditor auditing the US Army and eventually become an FBI Forensic Accountant. Samantha advocates for financial literacy because it’s not taught in schools but impacts everyone. She has partnered with various schools, colleges, and non-profits like RAMP to bring financial literacy workshops and resources to people of all backgrounds.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Samantha’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Samantha’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Samantha has made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

Samantha competed for the Teen title four times, three in Illinois and once in Kansas.

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