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The top five montages pages were one of the first sections on my original website and something I have always loved creating. They're a great way to follow your favourite contestants' progress through the the years and look back at where winners and runners-up got their start. While not all years are available, the top five montages are still an integral part of my Miss USA and Teen USA state pageant archive.

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Miss Illinois USA top five montages

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Miss Illinois USA 2020 – Olivia Pura (IL TUSA 16)

1st runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (3RU 19, 2RU 18, 3RU 17, 2RU 16, 1RU 15, 3RU IA USA 14, 3RU IA USA 13)
2nd runner-up – Abby Foster (Miss IL 17, 2RU IL TUSA 14)
3rd runner-up – Missy Galvin (2RU 19, 4RU 18)
4th runner-up – Michela Moe (1RU 19, 3RU 18)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2020 – Victoria Rhemrev (2RU 19)

1st runner-up – Suliana Solano
2nd runner-up – Havanna Heeg
3rd runner-up – Lauren Ridgway (NF 17)
4th runner-up – Victoria Eakins

Miss Illinois USA 2019 – Alex Plotz (SF 18, IL TUSA 12, NF 11)

1st runner-up – Michela Moe (3RU 18)
2nd runner-up – Missy Galvin (4RU 18)
3rd runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (2RU 18, 3RU 17, 2RU 16, 1RU 15, 3RU IA USA 14, 3RU IA USA 13)
4th runner-up – Chandler Short (3RU MS USA 16, 3RU 15, 2RU IL TUSA 12)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2019 – A’Maiya Allen (SF 18)

1st runner-up – Samantha Elliott* (3RU 18, SF 17) [later Miss IL USA 2023]
2nd runner-up – Victoria Rhemrev [later Miss IL Teen USA 2020]
3rd runner-up – Serena Napolitano (1RU 18, NF 17, 4RU 16)
4th runner-up – Lonnie Camer

Miss Illinois USA 2018 – Karolina Jasko

1st runner-up – Marisa Buchheit (Miss IL 14, SF IL TUSA 07, SF 06)
2nd runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (3RU 17, 2RU 16, 1RU 15, 3RU IA USA 14, 3RU IA USA 13)
3rd runner-up – Michela Moe
4th runner-up – Missy Galvin

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2018 – Sydni Bennett* (2RU 17) [later Miss IL USA 2021]

1st runner-up – Serena Napolitano (NF 17, 4RU 16)
2nd runner-up – Abigail Battin
3rd runner-up – Samantha Elliott* (SF 17) [later Miss IL USA 2023]
4th runner-up – Madeline Zamora

Miss Illinois USA 2017 – Whitney Wandland

1st runner-up – Degi Purev
2nd runner-up – Hanna Poitras (NF IN USA 16, NF IN USA 15)
3rd runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (2RU 16, 1RU 15, 3RU IA USA 14, 3RU IA USA 13)
4th runner-up – Angel Reyes [later Miss IL USA 2022]

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2017 – Olivia Bohleber

1st runner-up – Grace Rodi
2nd runner-up – Sydni Bennett[later Miss IL Teen USA 2018 & Miss IL USA 2021]
3rd runner-up – Sidney Tookes
4th runner-up – Lexi Hoffman

Miss Illinois USA 2016 – Zena Malak (4RU 13)

1st runner-up – Jasmine Guy (SF 14, 3RU 13, SF 11, SF 10)
2nd runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (1RU 15, 3RU IA USA 14, 3RU IA USA 13)
3rd runner-up – Gemma Berto (3RU 15, SF 14, NF 13)
4th runner-up – Elaina Cokinos (SF MD TUSA 14)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2016 – Olivia Pura* [later Miss IL USA 2020]

1st runner-up – Caroline Campbell (2RU 15, SF 13)
2nd runner-up – Ellie McGee
3rd runner-up – Leah Morris
4th runner-up – Serena Napolitano

Miss Illinois USA 2015 – Renee Wronecki (NF 14, NF IL TUSA 11, SF 10)

1st runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (3RU IA USA 14, 3RU 13)
2nd runner-up – Ashley Reid (SF 14, SF 13, SF 12, NF 11)
3rd runner-up – Gemma Berto (SF 14, NF 13)
4th runner-up – Gabriella Roth (NF 14)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2015 – Megan Riesner (NF 13)

1st runner-up – Kaitlyn Baughman (SF 14, NF 13)
2nd runner-up – Caroline Campbell (SF 13)
3rd runner-up – Julia Szumny
4th runner-up – Madison Mueller (SF 14)

Miss Illinois USA 2014 – Lexi Atkins (IL TUSA 10, NF IL TUSA 09)

1st runner-up – April Strong (3RU MI TUSA 06)
2nd runner-up – Jessica Albasha (SF 13, 4RU 12)
3rd runner-up – Tabitha Turner (SF 13)
4th runner-up – Victoria Login (2RU IL TUSA 10, 1RU 09)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2014 – Miranda Fenzau (1RU 13, 1RU 12, NF 11)

1st runner-up – Victoria Atkins
2nd runner-up – Abby Foster [later Miss IL 2017]
3rd runner-up – Madison Langley
4th runner-up – Hannah Cohn

Miss Illinois USA 2013 – Stacie Juris (1RU 11, IL TUSA 09, 1RU IL TUSA 08, NF IL TUSA 07)

1st runner-up – Kyara Garza (2RU 12)
2nd runner-up – Alexandra Wilson (3RU 12, 4RU IL TUSA 07)
3rd runner-up – Jasmine Guy (SF 11, SF 10)
4th runner-up – Zena Malak [later Miss IL USA 2016]

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2013 – Grayson Hodgkiss

1st runner-up – Miranda Fenzau (1RU 12, NF 11) [later Miss IL Teen USA 2014]
2nd runner-up – Jordan Shotton (SF 12, SF 11)
3rd runner-up – Taiylore Merriwether
4th runner-up – Summer Robbins

Miss Illinois USA 2012 – Ashley Hooks (2RU 11)

1st runner-up – Jennifer Christenson
2nd runner-up – Kyara Garza
3rd runner-up – Alexandra Wilson (4RU IL TUSA 07)
4th runner-up – Jessica Albasha

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012 – Alexandra Plotz* (NF 11)

1st runner-up – Miranda Fenzau (NF 11)  [later Miss IL Teen USA 2014]
2nd runner-up – Chandler Short
3rd runner-up – Patrycja Wlosik
4th runner-up – Kristina Henley

Miss Illinois USA 2011 – Angela Sparrow (1RU 10)

1st runner-up – Stacie Juris (IL TUSA 09, 1RU 08, NF 07) [later Miss IL USA 2013]
2nd runner-up – Ashley Hooks [later Miss IL USA 2012]
3rd runner-up – Megan Ervin (2RU 10) [later Miss IL 2012]
4th runner-up – Brittany Fletcher

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2011 – Paige Higgerson (4RU 10, 3RU 09)

1st runner-up – Miriah Ludtke* [later Miss MO USA 2019]
2nd runner-up – Katie Cunningham
3rd runner-up – Shenell Randall (NF 10, NF 09)
4th runner-up – Sarah Bertrand

Miss Illinois USA 2010 – Ashley Bradarich (2RU 09)

1st runner-up – Angela Sparrow [later Miss IL USA 2011]
2nd runner-up – Megan Ervin [later Miss IL 2012]
3rd runner-up – Brittany Acosta (3RU 09, IL TUSA 04)
4th runner-up – Michelle VadeBoncouer (SF 09, SF IL TUSA 06, 3RU IL TUSA 05)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2010 – Lexi Atkins* (NF 09)

1st runner-up – Ciara Watts
2nd runner-up – Victoria Login (1RU 09)
3rd runner-up – Jessica Jacksa (SF 09)
4th runner-up – Paige Higgerson (3RU 09) [later Miss IL Teen USA 2011]

Miss Illinois USA 2008 – Shanon Lersch (SF 07, 3RU 06, SF 05, SF 04, T10 IL TUSA 01, 4RU 00, 2RU 99)

1st runner-up – Monet Stunson (2RU 07, SF 06, 2RU IL TUSA 04)
2nd runner-up – Amber Jenne (SF 06)
3rd runner-up – Caitlyn McCabe (1RU 07, SF 06, SF 05, SF IL TUSA 04)
4th runner-up – Rachael Atchison

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2008 – Nora Downs

1st runner-up – Stacie Juris* (NF 07) [later Miss IL Teen USA 2008 & Miss IL USA 2013]
2nd runner-up – Stephanie Norberte
3rd runner-up – Chantel Valencia
4th runner-up – Madison Greco (SF 07)

Miss Illinois USA 2007 – Mia Heaston

1st runner-up – Caitlyn McCabe (SF 06, SF 05, SF IL TUSA 04)
2nd runner-up – Monet Stunson (SF 06, 2RU IL TUSA 04)
3rd runner-up – Brooke Sunderlin
4th runner-up – Kendra Shoopman (1RU IL TUSA 06)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2007 – Victoria Davis

1st runner-up – Audrey Haskell
2nd runner-up – Nicole Loizzi (3RU 06)
3rd runner-up – Laurie Penalber (SF 06, SF 05)
4th runner-up – Alexandra Wilson

Miss Illinois USA top five montages

Miss Illinois USA 2015 – Renee Wronecki (NF 14, NF IL TUSA 11, SF 10)

1st runner-up – Gina Melchiorri (3RU IA USA 14, 3RU 13)
2nd runner-up – Ashley Reid (SF 14, SF 13, SF 12, NF 11)
3rd runner-up – Gemma Berto (SF 14, NF 13)
4th runner-up – Gabriella Roth (NF 14)

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Miss Illinois USA 2014 – Lexi Atkins (IL TUSA 10, NF IL TUSA 09)

1st runner-up – April Strong (3RU MI TUSA 06)
2nd runner-up – Jessica Albasha (SF 13, 4RU 12)
3rd runner-up – Tabitha Turner (SF 13)
4th runner-up – Victoria Login (2RU IL TUSA 10, 1RU 09)

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Miss Illinois USA 2013 – Stacie Juris (1RU 11, IL TUSA 09, 1RU IL TUSA 08, NF IL TUSA 07)

1st runner-up – Kyara Garza (2RU 12)
2nd runner-up – Alexandra Wilson (3RU 12, 4RU IL TUSA 07)
3rd runner-up – Jasmine Guy (SF 11, SF 10)
4th runner-up – Zena Malak [later Miss IL USA 2016]

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Miss Illinois USA 2012 – Ashley Hooks (2RU 11)

1st runner-up – Jennifer Christenson
2nd runner-up – Kyara Garza
3rd runner-up – Alexandra Wilson (4RU IL TUSA 07)
4th runner-up – Jessica Albasha

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Miss Illinois USA 2011 – Angela Sparrow (1RU 10)

1st runner-up – Stacie Juris (IL TUSA 09, 1RU 08, NF 07) [later Miss IL USA 2013]
2nd runner-up – Ashley Hooks [later Miss IL USA 2012]
3rd runner-up – Megan Ervin (2RU 10) [later Miss IL 2012]
4th runner-up – Brittany Fletcher

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Miss Illinois USA 2010 – Ashley Bradarich (2RU 09)

1st runner-up – Angela Sparrow [later Miss IL USA 2011]
2nd runner-up – Megan Ervin [later Miss IL 2012]
3rd runner-up – Brittany Acosta (3RU 09, IL TUSA 04)
4th runner-up – Michelle VadeBoncouer (SF 09, SF IL TUSA 06, 3RU IL TUSA 05)

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Miss Illinois USA 2009 – Courtni Hall (SF 08, SF 07, IN TUSA 04)

Miss Illinois USA 2008 – Shanon Lersch (SF 07, 3RU 06, SF 05, SF 04, T10 IL TUSA 01, 4RU 00, 2RU 99)

1st runner-up – Monet Stunson (2RU 07, SF 06, 2RU IL TUSA 04)
2nd runner-up – Amber Jenne (SF 06)
3rd runner-up – Caitlyn McCabe (1RU 07, SF 06, SF 05, SF IL TUSA 04)
4th runner-up – Rachael Atchison

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Miss Illinois USA 2007 – Mia Heaston

1st runner-up – Caitlyn McCabe (SF 06, SF 05, SF IL TUSA 04)
2nd runner-up – Monet Stunson (SF 06, 2RU IL TUSA 04)
3rd runner-up – Brooke Sunderlin
4th runner-up – Kendra Shoopman (1RU IL TUSA 06)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2020 – Victoria Rhemrev (2RU 19)

1st runner-up – Suliana Solano
2nd runner-up – Havanna Heeg
3rd runner-up – Lauren Ridgway (NF 17)
4th runner-up – Victoria Eakins

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2019 – A’Maiya Allen (SF 18)

1st runner-up – Samantha Elliott* (3RU 18, SF 17) [later Miss IL USA 2023]
2nd runner-up – Victoria Rhemrev [later Miss IL Teen USA 2020]
3rd runner-up – Serena Napolitano (1RU 18, NF 17, 4RU 16)
4th runner-up – Lonnie Camer

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2018 – Sydni Bennett* (2RU 17) [later Miss IL USA 2021]

1st runner-up – Samantha Elliott* (3RU 18, SF 17) [later Miss IL USA 2023]
2nd runner-up – Victoria Rhemrev [later Miss IL Teen USA 2020]
3rd runner-up – Serena Napolitano (1RU 18, NF 17, 4RU 16)
4th runner-up – Lonnie Camer

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2017 – Olivia Bohleber

1st runner-up – Grace Rodi
2nd runner-up – Sydni Bennett[later Miss IL Teen USA 2018 & Miss IL USA 2021]
3rd runner-up – Sidney Tookes
4th runner-up – Lexi Hoffman

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2016 – Olivia Pura* [later Miss IL USA 2020]

1st runner-up – Caroline Campbell (2RU 15, SF 13)
2nd runner-up – Ellie McGee
3rd runner-up – Leah Morris
4th runner-up – Serena Napolitano

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2015 – Megan Riesner (NF 13)

1st runner-up – Kaitlyn Baughman (SF 14, NF 13)
2nd runner-up – Caroline Campbell (SF 13)
3rd runner-up – Julia Szumny
4th runner-up – Madison Mueller (SF 14)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2014 – Miranda Fenzau (1RU 13, 1RU 12, NF 11)

1st runner-up – Victoria Atkins
2nd runner-up – Abby Foster [later Miss IL 2017]
3rd runner-up – Madison Langley
4th runner-up – Hannah Cohn

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2013 – Grayson Hodgkiss

1st runner-up – Miranda Fenzau (1RU 12, NF 11) [later Miss IL Teen USA 2014]
2nd runner-up – Jordan Shotton (SF 12, SF 11)
3rd runner-up – Taiylore Merriwether
4th runner-up – Summer Robbins

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012 – Alexandra Plotz* (NF 11)

1st runner-up – Miranda Fenzau (NF 11)  [later Miss IL Teen USA 2014]
2nd runner-up – Chandler Short
3rd runner-up – Patrycja Wlosik
4th runner-up – Kristina Henley

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2011 – Paige Higgerson (4RU 10, 3RU 09)

1st runner-up – Miriah Ludtke* [later Miss MO USA 2019]
2nd runner-up – Katie Cunningham
3rd runner-up – Shenell Randall (NF 10, NF 09)
4th runner-up – Sarah Bertrand

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2010 – Lexi Atkins* (NF 09)

1st runner-up – Ciara Watts
2nd runner-up – Victoria Login (1RU 09)
3rd runner-up – Jessica Jacksa (SF 09)
4th runner-up – Paige Higgerson (3RU 09) [later Miss IL Teen USA 2011]

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2008 – Nora Downs

1st runner-up – Stacie Juris* (NF 07) [later Miss IL Teen USA 2008 & Miss IL USA 2013]
2nd runner-up – Stephanie Norberte
3rd runner-up – Chantel Valencia
4th runner-up – Madison Greco (SF 07)

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Miss Illinois Teen USA 2007 – Victoria Davis

1st runner-up – Audrey Haskell
2nd runner-up – Nicole Loizzi (3RU 06)
3rd runner-up – Laurie Penalber (SF 06, SF 05)
4th runner-up – Alexandra Wilson