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Monica Nia Jones of Chicago Will Compete in the Miss America 2023 Pageant

Monica Nia Jones
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Monica Nia Jones of Chicago will compete for the title of Miss America on Thursday, December 15th. The pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The young classical violinist will have a chance to display her talent in front of the entire world if she is selected as a finalist.

On June 11, 2022, Monica was crowned Miss Illinois 2022. The pageant took place at Marion Cultural Arts & Civic Center in Marion.

“This moment still feels surreal,” Monica posted on her Instagram page. “I am so honored to be Miss Illinois 2022.”

She continues, “Until now, it has been 20 years since there was an African American Miss Illinois, Erica Harold, who went on to become Miss America. I am excited to continue to make history during my year of service by promoting my Social Impact, Music Uniting Souls in Communities throughout the state as well as be a role model to young women across the entire state of all backgrounds.”


How You Can Support Miss Illinois

If you believe in Monica’s mission just as much as she does, you can support her journey by participating in America’s Choice Voting

Each donation will get Monica one step closer to securing a spot in the finals competition. The titleholder who raises the most funds will have a chance to showcase their talent on a LIVE stage with others finalists. They will also receive additional scholarship money. 

Monica has been apart of the Miss America Organization for the past three years. She has been awarded over $16,000 in scholarships. 

You can help Chicago’s very own, Monica Nia Jones, get to the finish line by participating in America’s Choice Voting. So far, Monica has raised $6,418. Her fundraising goal is $7,500.


She’s won many accolades in pageantry, including:

  • Miss Chicago 2020
  • 2nd runner up at Miss Illinois 2021
  • Miss Windy City 2022, and now Miss Illinois 2022.

Apply to Participate in the Miss Chicago Pageant

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming Miss America, you can apply to participate in the Miss Chicago competition taking place on January 7, 2023 at the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago. Visit the Miss Chicago website for more information.

Illinois residents, students, and employees between the ages of 19 and 26 are eligible to apply.

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