Stacie Juris is a junior at Columbia College in Chicago and now lives in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. In 2009, she won the title of Miss Illinois Teen USA, making her the first Teen titleholder to ever go on and become Miss Illinois USA. Stacie is a fashion business major who hopes to one day open her own dress boutique, specializing in prom, pageant, and bridal gowns.
During her reign, Stacie hopes to work closely with charitable organizations that benefit children with life threatening diseases. It's a cause that is very near to her heart because a close friend was diagnosed with the most severe type of lupus, nephritis.