Miss Illinois USA 2024 is Grace Rodi

Miss DuPage County, Grace Rodi, was crowned Miss Illinois USA 2024 during the state final on Sunday, May 26 at Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium in Normal.

The 23-year-old Chicago Scholars mentor and literacy advocate will now prepare to represent Illinois at the Miss USA 2024 competition in Hollywood, California this August.

Grace succeeds Samantha Elliott, last year's winner and Miss USA 2023 Top 20 semifinalist.


Miss Illinois USA 2024 - Grace Rodi (DuPage County)

1st runner-up - Miranda Fenzau (Orland Park)

2nd runner-up - Megan Bargiel (Huntley)

3rd runner-up - Felicia Bolton (Heart of Chicago)

4th runner-up - Shelby Templin (Lincoln Park)

TOP 16

Annette Soto (Aurora)

Mia Dixon (Cook County)

Kellie Sbrocchi (Great Lakes)

Tamika Vantifflin (Greater Midwest)

Victoria Ng (Northbrook)

Samantha Mason (Northern Illinois)

Samantha Strong (River North)

Jasmin Duncan (South Elgin)

Serena Napolitano (West Loop)

Kaitlyn Sedlacek (Will County)

Miss Illinois Teen USA 2024 was also crowned on Sunday. The national title went to Miss Central Illinois, Arianna Thompson and she will also head to California this summer for Miss Teen USA 2024.

Photos: Vanbros and Associates / Miss Illinois USA, Carlos Velez Studios / Grace Rodi / Instagram

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