On Saturday, July 22, Rachel Marks was crowned Mrs. International 2023 at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center, in Kingsport, Tennessee. Representing her home state of Illinois, Rachel competed with other accomplished, married women from across the US and from around the world. Competing in interview, fitness wear, and evening gown, the International Pageant system continues to celebrate the accomplishments of today’s married woman, while keeping with the tradition of marriage and family.
Rachel is a Southern Illinois native, and has been married to her husband, Shawn, for eleven years. Together, Rachel and Shawn are enjoying raising their two young daughters , Roe and Bly, in the same small town they have always called home. They appreciate all things family, riding their Harley Davidson, attending football games at Southern Illinois University, and supporting local businesses and organizations.
Rachel is a full time EPIC Radiant and Cupid Trainer for Southern Illinois Healthcare and has been an interventional radiologic technologist for the last 16 years. Bedside care has always been Rachel’s passion, as well as providing support for her physicians as they provide lifesaving, interventional treatments to their patients. “Living in a rural community, I always took pride in knowing we were providing care that was instrumental to our patient’s quality of life.”
Rachel will spend her year as Mrs. International working alongside the American Red Cross to bring more blood donors to drives as our world remains in a severe blood shortage. Working through social media initiatives and as a volunteer, she will be an advocate for getting the Red Cross Blood Donor App into the hands of all donors, to provide a more streamlined, hassle-free donation. “We have the ability to be someone’s miracle every 56 days. All it takes is time. Roll up your sleeves, open your hearts, and be someone’s miracle today.”
Follow Rachel’s year as Mrs. International 2023 on Instagram @mrsintl2023 and keep up to date with all things International Pageants on Facebook and Instagram @intlpageants.
Join Rachel and all the 2024 Mrs. titleholders when they return to Kingsport, for the 2024 Mrs. International Pageant July 26-27!
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