On September 2, 2019, Victoria Blair Rhemrev entered the Miss Illinois Teen USA sisterhood and proudly became a Vanbros girl. For Victoria, her new role meant new ways to crush stereotypes. Long before competing in pageants, athletics set the stage for Victoria’s love of performing at a high level. As an accomplished three-sport student-athlete, she’s no stranger to challenging both her mental and physical strength. As a result, Victoria has gained recognition as a medalist, a two-time state qualifier in track, and a two-time national qualifier in softball and volleyball.
Born in Connecticut, Victoria and her family relocated to the Midwest in 2004. As the granddaughter of Indonesian immigrants and the daughter of a born and raised Hoosier, Victoria’s upbringing taught her to find beauty within our differences. She is inspired by the ethnic diversity within the state of Illinois and is eager to spend as much time as possible supporting its communities.
Victoria takes pride in being a well-rounded community leader. She enjoys spending time supporting local charities as well as contributing through her own initiatives. Last year, she founded Sheets From A Princess, which provides Princess Ambassador visits and gifts to hospitalized children.
In the future, Victoria plans to attend Duke University’s Marine Biology program. Until then, she travels the state speaking to students on behalf of Connected by Oceans. Victoria enjoys sharing the importance of protecting our oceans from micro-plastic pollution. She is also involved in her school’s Student Council and The Green Club as a means of continued advocacy.
Victoria plans to use her year as Miss Illinois Teen USA to continue breaking the mold. As a titleholder, she wants to be remembered as the multi-ethnic three-sport athlete, the princess at the hospital, and the proud protector of the ocean. Above all, Victoria is on a mission to make a difference and she invites you to join her on her road to Miss Teen USA. You can follow Victoria’s journey on Instagram @MissILTeenUSA.