Kara M, 55
Miss Illinois Job's Daughter
Motto: "You Never value a moment until it becomes a memory"
Colors: Flamingo Pink & Blue
Flower: Bears Breech
Song: "Go the Distance" - Hercules
Thought for the Day: "Why fit in when you could stand out?" -Dr. Seuss
Charity: The HIKE Fund
Megan C, 98
Jr. Miss Illinois Job's Daughter
Theme: Brave Enough (by Lindsey Stirling)
Motto: "You’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up." - Lindsey Stirling
Mascot: The Violindsey's (Lindsey, Lindsee, Linz-Z, Lindsay & Lindsie)
Colors: The Rainbow
Song: "The Phoenix" - Lindsey Stirling
Thought for the Day: "Music begins where the possibilities of language end" - Jean Sibelius
Charity: The Landfill Harmonic
Miss & Jr. Miss ILJD Guardian: Barb Cooper,
PHQ-PBG, 49, PSG, Recipient of the Degree of Royal Purple
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.