February 21, 2019 2 min read


Allow me to introduce you to Miss Illinois USA 2019, Alexandra Plotz.

Born and raised right here in the State of Illinois, Alexandra will tell you that while she enjoys all that the city of Chicago has to offer, her hometown of Geneva, Illinois still holds her heart. Geneva is a small, but bustling, town located along the Fox River. The scenic town is well known for its superb shopping, forest preserves, bike trails and it’s historic downtown among many other things. Not surprisingly, it was a wonderful place for Alexandra to grow up.

After graduating from Rosary High School, an all-girls college prep school, Alexandra attended the University of Missouri where she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Media Communications and Multicultural Studies Certificate.During her time as Miss Illinois USA, Alexandra intends on advocating for heart health awareness. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. Furthermore, heart disease and other heart-related health issues runs in her family. As such, Alexandra has a strong personal connection to heart disease awareness and hopes she can help prevent the deaths of women in other families.

By her side every step of the journey

Alexandra is pleased to have her William Ross Travel Bag (WR) by her side during this exciting time in her life. Her schedule is very demanding and requires traveling to be done every weekend during the upcoming months in preparation for her Miss USA Title. Having the WR crossover bag by her side gives her easy access to all her essentials she carries with her and it fits perfectly under airplane seating—allowing plenty more space for leg room and greater comfort while in transit.

Additionally, the bag’s crossover design allows her to be hands free for her all-day adventures and still allows the bag to remain right next to her. With other bags, such as a tote or backpack, the bags must be removed or put down to be completely hands free. Aside from all the conveniences the travel bag has to offer, Miss Illinois USA also appreciates that WR is a stylish addition to her attire and allows her to utilize is for every occasion, whether casual or formal. This high-quality travel bag is crafted from full grain leather and waxed canvas, which are both durable and water resistant.

No matter the distance you are traveling, your journey always begins with a trusted bag to carry with you. Just like Miss Illinois USA, WR Travel Bags will surely leave a lasting impression wherever they go. The style is rugged, yet refined—but always alluring by your side. Alexandra believes that no dream is too big. It’s been 45 years since Illinois has brought home the crown and she hopes to make her state proud! The best of luck to Alexandra in the Miss Illinois USA pageant!