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Lily Troyan Crowned Miss Gold Coast Outstanding Teen 2023 at Miss Chicago Pageant

She will compete at the Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen competition from June 6-10, 2023.

Lily Troyan Miss Gold Coast Outstanding Teen
Lily Troyan ,Miss Gold Coast Outstanding Teen 2023

Lily Troyan took home the title of Miss Gold Coast Outstanding Teen 2023 on Saturday, January 7, 2023. The young vocalist also won the Imani P. Muse Interview Award. Miss Hyde Park Outstanding Teen Eden Wilson crowned Lily at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, Illinois.

“I am absolutely shocked,” Lily told Chicago Southsider during a LIVE interview after the pageant. “This is something I’ve worked so hard for so many years so it’s great to see it finally come to fruition.”

Lily Troyan, Miss Gold Coast Outstsanding Teen

During the 101st Miss Chicago competition, each contestant was required to perform their chosen talent on stage. Lily shared her vocal skills by singing “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Lily will promote her social impact initiative, Bent, not Broken: Advocating for People with Disabilities, during her reign. In June, she will represent the Gold Coast at the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen competition that will take place at the Marion Civic Center. In 2018, she served as Jr. Miss Lake County Fair Queen.

Miss Chicago Outstanding Teen Competition Results

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Sharron Kagon was crowned Miss Chicago Outstanding Teen 2023 and was the recipient of this year’s Congeniality Award. She was crowned by Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen 2022 Mia Fritch-Anderson.

“I am honestly mostly shocked about this and I’m so excited to spend my last year as a teen [contestant] with Team Chicago,” Sharon told Chicago Southsider during a live interview after the pageant. “I want to show women they can be part of the STEAM world and that plus size women have a space in the Miss America organization.”

1st Runner Up: Anika Chandola

Miss Gold Coast’s Outstanding Teen: Lily Troyan

Miss Windy City’s Outstanding Teen: Alyssia Duda

Miss Chicago’s Outstanding Teen: Sharron Kagan

Influencer Award: Grace Hathaway

Congeniality Award: Sharron Kagan

People’s Choice: Summer Smith

Imani P. Muse Interview Award: Lily Troyan

Peyton Newman Talent Award: Alyssia Duda

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