Marisa Buchheit, current Miss Heart of Illinois 2013, led PdM into the Merit School of Music in the heart of Chicago. As we walked through the hallways reflecting a bit of Chicago history and the individuals that help us shine, Marisa was her usual self: polite, sincere, and full of positive energy. Her charisma, grace, and beauty are but a piece of the marvel that is the former Miss Chicago 2012 and the current reigning pageant idol.
In addition to competing for the Miss America Scholarship titles, Marisa is also a soprano, gracing audiences with her voice across Chicago and the Midwest. She will be wooing audiences during the months of March and April with some highly-anticipated performances in Chicago, and PdM will be there to showcase the fun.
An avid vegan, health and wellness advocate, and supporter of educational policies that incorporate the arts into our youth's education, Marisa is a well-rounded femme who is both confident and determined to make positive changes within her surroundings.