Khachaturian crowned Miss Illinois 2018

Grace Khachaturian, a senior in journalism, was crowned Miss Illinois 2018 on Saturday, June 9.

A Champaign native, Khachaturian will represent the state at the national competition in September. Five previous Miss Illinois contestants have been crowned Miss America. They include: Lois Delander (1927), Judith Ford (1969), Marjorie Vincent (1991), Katherine Shindle (1998) and Erika Harold (2003).

Congratulations Grace!

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