VILLA PARK – On June 26 in Las Vegas, Valerie Ahrens of Villa Park was crowned Miss Tall International during a pageant help by the Tall Club International.
Ahrens stands at 5-foot-10 and was previously selected to represent the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago in December when she was crowned Miss Tall Chicago.
During the pageant she competed against Miss Tall Portland, Miss Tall Rochester, Miss Sea to Sky Peaks, Miss Tall Milwaukee, Miss Tall California Tiptoppers and Miss Tall Detroit.
Membership into the Paramount Tall Club is open to any women who stand at 5-foot-10 or taller, and any men who are at least 6-foot-2. The Chicago chapter of the club holds its monthly meetings at the Elmhurst Public House on St. Charles Road.