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DOWNERS GROVE | Felisa Wiley Serves Community While Competing in Miss IL USA Pageant


Downers Grove resident, Felisa Wiley, will be vying for the title of Miss IL USA on March 28, 2021 at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Felisa, niece of Reverend Marvin E. Wiley of Maywood’s Rock of Ages Baptist Church, may be new to the pageant world but is not new to competition. In 2014, Felisa competed in “The Face”, a reality TV competition series on Oxygen alongside supermodels Naomi Campbell and Anne V. Since then, Felisa has modeled in NY and LA with one of the top agencies in the world. Felisa currently works with Foursquare, the leading location data company; and is planning to attend law school in the near future.

Felisa is excited to be representing Downers Grove in the Miss IL USA pageant. She is seeking local business, community, and individual sponsors to help support her journey to the crown. “This pageant is less about me and more about representing and standing with my community, especially in such uncertain times. I hope to raise enough money and keep pageant costs down, so I can make substantial donations to these non-profits: The Alzheimer's Association, Reading Partners, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

I’ve held past charity events and fundraisers for The Alzheimer's Association in loving memory of my grandmother. I cherished my volunteering experiences with Reading Partners, a children's literacy organization, where I tutored a young boy named Kevin. With schools closed, jobs lost and virus infection rates rising, I hope that support for the Greater Chicago Food Depository will provide food security for those who need it most.”

If you’d like to support her in this journey, you can donate to Felisa’s GoFundMe campaign at If you’d like info on a business ad sponsorship, please email her at