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Elmhurst woman crowned Miss Illinois

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Brittany Smith of Elmhurst was crowned Miss Illinois on Saturday in Marion, Ill.

Courtesy of Matty Jacobsen/Magic Dreams Production

Brittany Smith of Elmhurst was crowned Miss Illinois on Saturday in Marion, Ill., beating out more than 30 contestants after a week of competition.

Courtesy of Matty Jacobsen/Magic Dreams Production

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Brittany Smith of Elmhurst performs an Irish dance routing during the Miss Illinois competition in Marion, Ill. Smith, who captured the title, will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in September.

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Brittany Smith of Elmhurst competes in the lifestyle and fitness portion of the Miss Illinois competition. Smith would ultimately go on to capture the Miss Illinois title.

Courtesy of Matty Jacobsen/Magic Dreams Production

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Brittany Smith, of Elmhurst, now has "people." She'll need them to manage more than 300 planned appearances between now and next June. Smith was crowned Miss Illinois Saturday night, accepting the bejeweled headpiece and all the responsibilities that go along with it. Isabelle "Izzy" Hanson, a student at Benet Academy in Lisle, won Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen.
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    • Brittany Smith of Elmhurst was crowned Miss Illinois on Saturday in Marion, Ill.
    • Brittany Smith of Elmhurst was crowned Miss Illinois on Saturday in Marion, Ill., beating out more than 30 contestants after a week of competition.
    • Brittany Smith of Elmhurst performs an Irish dance routing during the Miss Illinois competition in Marion, Ill. Smith, who captured the title, will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in September.
    • Brittany Smith of Elmhurst competes in the lifestyle and fitness portion of the Miss Illinois competition. Smith would ultimately go on to capture the Miss Illinois title.
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