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Be part of history! Apply now to become the next Bella Regina!

In a tradition as old as the JCCIA, every year the Columbus Day Queen Pageant is held to select a new reigning young woman.

2024 Columbus Day Queen Contest

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Eligibility Requirements:​

  • Contestants must be between the ages of 17-23

  • Must be single and have never been married

  • Must reside in the Chicagoland area

  • Must prove Italian descent

  • Must attend Columbus Day mass and parade

Click here for the 2023 pageant entry form 

Click here for the downloadable flyer 

2023 Columbus Day Queen Contest

Sunday, August 6th, 2023 - Des Plaines Theatre - Des Plaines, IL.

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2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen: Ava DiGirolamo with the 2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen Runner-up: Alyssa O'Connell

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2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen: Ava DiGirolamo, and her Columbus Day Queen Court: Miabella D., Alessandra F., Katrina G., Hailey G., Olivia G., Elisa L., Isabella Sofia L., Sabrina M., Stefania N., Alyssa O., Isabella R., and Breanna R., along with JCCIA President Ron Onesti, and JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico, JCCIA Women's Division's Phyllis Schoene and Rosemary Ranallo, former 2022 Columbus Day Queen: Sofia Console and JCCIA Avanti Group President Pasquale Gianni 

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen Sofia Console crowning the 2023 Columbus Day Queen Ava DiGirolamo

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2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen Ava D. with JCCIA President Ron Onesti and JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico 

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2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen Ava DiGirolamo with JCCIA President Ron Onesti 

 

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2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen Ava DiGirolamo

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2023 Columbus Day Parade Queen Contestants: Ava D., Miabella D., Alessandra F., Katrina G., Hailey G., Olivia G., Elisa L., Isabella Sofia L., Sabrina M., Stefania N., Alyssa O., Isabella R., and Breanna R.

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