Miss & Jr Miss ILJD

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Maurisa B, PHQ 55/111

Miss Illinois Job's Daughter

Theme: Clue!
Emblem: Magnifying Glass
Colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple & White
Charity:  Mystery Fund
Motto: "Shoot for the Stars but Keep Your Feet Firmly Planted” – Charles Robertson

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Taylor R, 96

Jr. Miss Illinois Job's Daughter

Theme: Ratatouille
Colors: Navy Blue and Gold
Flower: Cherry Blossom
Charity: Choose Joy
Motto: “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.”

How do you become a Miss or Jr Miss?

This Miss and Jr Miss ILJD are offices that are earned by competing in a pageant. While this is not a beauty pageant, it is about your knowledge of Job's Daughters, your presence, and dedication to the order. Contestants compete in a written test, recitation of a predetermined section of our ritual and an in person interview with the judges. The night of the pageant, contestants are given a question to answer in front of the audience to be scored. If contestants make it to the final round, they are each given an in depth question they have had no chance to prepare for. The crown is then passed onto the contestant with the highest score. It takes hard work and dedication to become Miss or Jr Miss ILJD. 

Miss contestants must be 16 years old by the time of the Miss International Pageant. Contestants younger than that and as young at 10 compete as Jr Miss contestants. 

What happens if you win Miss ILJD?

The Miss ILJD is automatically registered to compete in the Miss International pageant at the following Supreme Session. The pageant process is more in depth and there are contestants from almost every jurisdiction in our order (20+). The ILJD pageant is meant as a stepping stone towards Miss International. 

Does the Jr Miss compete at the Miss International pageant?

No, there has never been a Jr Miss International pageant. This is partially due to the time commitment and travel schedule the Miss International takes on in her role. The Miss International travels to the countries where there are Job's Daughters, this includes Australia, Brazil the Philippines and Canada. Plus, from the east coast to the west coast in the United States. 

What do the Miss and Jr Miss ILJD do?

As any ambassador of IL, they represent our state. They have earned their titles and travel our state. Their roles are to promote the order and to raise money for their chosen charities.