Tinley native 3rd in Miss USA
By Mike Nolan email@example.com July 1, 2013 7:20PM
Tinley Park native Stacie Juris finished third in June 16’s Miss USA pageant.
The 22-year-old Lincoln-Way East High School graduate was selected as second runner-up during the competition at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Juris was picked in December as Miss Illinois USA and in 2009, when she was a senior at Lincoln-Way in Frankfort, she was selected as Miss Illinois Teen USA.
Juris entered the Miss Illinois Teen USA competition when she was a sophomore, then again in her junior year, when she was selected first runner-up.
In 2011, she also was first runner-up in the Miss Illinois USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA competition.
Juris, who now lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a junior at Columbia College Chicago, where she is working toward a degree in fashion.
She said her ultimate goal is to have her own dress boutique specializing in prom, bridal and pageant gowns.