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July 29th and 31st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Illinois International®

Samantha Elliott - 3rd Runner-Up

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Mascara is my favorite item of makeup and my go to item because it can be used in natural style makeup to make the eyes pop and define them. Also, I love it because it ties a full-face makeup style together and makes the look very finished.

What according to you is a true friend?
Many people have told me I look like Hailee Steinfeld because of the long brown hair, brown eyes, tall frame, and facial structure.

How do you handle criticism?
The satisfaction of completing a goal big or small allows me to keep pushing to reach the next goal. If I have one big goal to accomplish, I set smaller benchmark goals that work up to the bigger goal. As I achieve these smaller goals, I have the satisfaction of completing them, and that keeps me motivated to move further on and see what more I can accomplish.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I love spending Saturdays relaxing from the week by doing fun activities. Retail therapy with my mom is my favorite type of Saturday activity because our busy schedules dont allow us to spend very much time together during the week. Traveling and finding new malls to shop at is a good time to catch up and stay connected.