2022 Miss Chicago
Makalyn Heaslett is a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama where she graduated from Muscle Shoals High School in 2016. She went on to attend Auburn University where she graduated in 2021 with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations along with minors in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies and Leadership. She began working with Girls Inc. in the summer of 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama where she served as a volunteer, swim coordinator and mentor. She has raised over $13,186 for Girls, Inc. She was crowned Miss Chicago in January and will compete for the title of Miss Illinois in June. She plans to continue her efforts of making sure Girls, Inc girls are able to continue growing up strong, smart, and bold and hopes to promote Girls, Inc on the Miss America stage.