Mallory Ervin, 22, of Rushville graduated in December from Western Illinois University with a degree in business management.
Her sister, Megan, crowned Miss Quincy and Miss Illinois, is competing in the Miss America pageant, which will be televised from Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Mallory, who lived with Megan for three years during their time together at Western Illinois University, is no stranger to the pageant scene. She was the 2010 Schuyler County Fair Queen and competed at the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant. She volunteers to help each year with the Schuyler County Fair Queen Pageant.
Mallory says that she and younger sister, Missy, are Megan’s biggest fans, along with their parents, Jeff and Cindy Ervin.
Missy, 17, is a junior at Rushville Industry High School, where she’s on the basketball team and dance team. She’s been along for the ride over the years with all the pageants.