Miss Georgetown Fair 2011 Alexandria Hannan competed at the 2012 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant, held January 21-22 at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. Queen Alex won the 2011 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant in August and competing at the state pageant in Springfield is one of the highlights of her year. This was our third trip to the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant and it is by far one of the most exciting times of the year.
Queen Alex was among 70 fair queens from across Illinois to compete for the state title, and the contestants spent five days at the Crown Plaza for the pageant. The big events are the preliminaries on Saturday and the finals on Sunday, but the contestants get there several days in advance for rehearsals and interviews.
Contestants in the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant compete in private interview, on-stage speech, evening gown and swimsuit. The top 15 finalist each answer a series of on-stage questions before the queen and runner-ups are announced.
After the final competition and banquet there is a reception at the Crown Plaza. Pictured above is Miss Georgetown Queen Alexandria with 2011 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Jackie Driscol.
Miss Georgetown Queen Alexandria with Miss Edgar Jessica Richardson, who is Alex's neighboring queen just south of Georgetown.