Southeast Missouri State University student Crystal Davis was crowned Miss Illinois 2015 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.
To qualify for competition in the pageant, Davis had to compete and win the Miss Southern Illinois pageant this year.
With the title of Miss Illinois, Davis hopes to use this time as a way to make a difference. She wants to make as many speaking appearances and performances as possible in the upcoming year.
Davis will be competing in the Miss America pageant on Sept. 13.