Team Illinois Miss United States at Women Everywhere

One of the highlights of my reign was getting to appear on the talk show, Women Everywhere, with host Jegie Carrera. It was a great opportunity and I learned a lot about how radio shows are broadcasted. Best of all it was FUN!

Read more and watch us talk about teen issues, pageantry, modeling, charity work, and representing the Miss United States Organization.

From today’s episode of Women Everywhere Ciara Evans and Arnela Karabegovich with Derrick Lee Full Video is here..

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Ciara Evans – Miss IL Junior Teen  (Platform: end hunger and obesity)

Anerla Karabegovich – Miss IL Teen (Platform: Children’s Health)

Derrick Lee  – Miss World Org State Director

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Haiti Fashion Week Previews at Fashion Focus CHICago

Haiti Fashion Week Preview 2015 in ChicagoI’m beyond excited to be walking for the 2015 Haiti Fashion Week Preview, as they hit the Chicago runway for the VERY first time. Please save the date and come out for an exciting time. Fashion Focus CHICago will shine a spotlight on the windy city’s fashion industry with a huge celebration!

One day I’d love to travel to Haiti for Fashion Week. The 4th Edition Haiti Fashion Week 2015 in Port-au-Prince has been announced. The theme for the week is Nourrir Haïti (Nurture Haiti). Visit the Haiti Sentinel for dates.

Haitian top designers have been invited to preview during Fashion Focus CHICago, the City of Chicago’s celebration of fashion, with a goal to showcase beautiful designs and educate the audience about Haitian culture and art through 500 years.

Advance tickets purchase via Eventbrite required due to limited available seating. –

Persida Louison, Show – Co/Producer

Monday, October 5

Our Fashion, Our Heritage: Haiti Fashion Week Preview
Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor

Noon–6 p.m. shopping
6:30 p.m. ticketed runway

Haiti Fashion Week will host a runway and selling event with its top designers. The “Our Fashion, Our Heritage” theme will cover 500 years of Haiti’s existence with a modern twist to appeal to a 21st century audience. The shopping event is free and general admission for the runway event is $15. VIP tickets are $25 and includes a swag bag. Visit
Learn more about the other highlights via Fashion Studio Magazine, including: Youth-based professional development workshops with Latino Fashion Week; Style Bias, a runway program presented through a collaboration with YOUmedia, Commonwealth and Donda’s House; and showcases by African Fashion Week Chicago, NEXT Fashion Chicago, and Haiti Fashion Week.