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Miss Illinois 2014 is getting ready for the upcoming Miss America pageant! 


Marisa Buchheit's longtime dream of being a part of the Miss America pageant is finally coming true! She couldn’t be more excited to share it with her fellow participants. With all her packing, finalizing outfits and getting everything squared away before she takes off, she took a precious moment to share her excitement with us!

Buchheit can’t wait to show off her talent on the first preliminary night and then show off her stunning evening gown and swimsuits. She’s been Miss Chicago twice and is now Miss Illinois!

While the life of Miss America is glamorous, it’s also hard work.

Buchheit says you have to be dedicated, mature and have the heart for service. Her personal platform is arts education and she’s dedicated to keeping the arts a strong part of education. All the luck in the world to Miss Illinois 2014! 


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