Jillian Duffy

Miss Connecticut 2019 & 2020
4th Runner-Up at Miss America 2020


About Jillian


Southern Connecticut State University

College Major: 
Business Administration

Social Impact

Jillian’s Journey: Pediatric Cancer Research and Awareness

Scholarship Awarded


Cancer Survivor

At 13, Jillian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She underwent six months of intensive chemotherapy and about two years of maintenance chemotherapy.


Jillian serves as the Ambassador of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she makes monthly visits to the patients.          

Patient Advocate

Jillian has partnered with numerous pediatric cancer organizations in Connecticut, and shares her story at schools and events across the state.

Book Miss Connecticut

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