Miss Illinois USA 2016 - Zena Malak
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Zena Malak

  • Age: 26

    Hometown: Carol Stream

  • Height: 5’ 8”

    Birthday: December 16

Zena Malak is a first-generation American currently living in Chicago, Illinois. She is three-quarters Lebanese and one-quarter Egyptian, and while she has traveled to Lebanon enough to be fluent in Arabic, she hopes to someday visit her relatives in Egypt as well. She recently graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and worked two jobs at the same time. Zena hopes to earn an MBA and become a successful entrepreneur and a role model to young women striving to achieve their goals in the business world. Zena is a self-proclaimed "cat lady" and loves all animals, but especially elephants - she even "adopted" one named Misty! She loves the diversity and culture of Chicago - and especially loves indulging in Chicago style deep-dish pizza. After watching her cousin compete for Miss Illinois Teen USA when she was 11, Zena dreamed of becoming the role model and spokeswoman that is Miss USA.

  • What is your favorite emoji?

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    If you could meet any one celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be?

    Sophia Amoruso

  • What is your favorite movie?

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    What is your favorite song?

    Can't choose just one!

  • What is your favorite food?

    Chicago-style Pizza

    What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

    Ben & Jerry's Half Baked

  • What is your favorite sport to play?

    Soccer

    What is your dream travel destination? 

    Egypt

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