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20 Year Old Woman And Winner Of Mario Tricoci Model Competition Shot And Killed In Chicago

Kaylyn Pryor

Photo Credit: Mario Tricoci Salons

Ear Hustle 411 and its writing staff would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Kaylyn Proyor who was killed on the south side of Chicago. This talented young lady just won a model competition with Mario Tricoci. Check out the full story below.


A 20-year-old woman who recently won a Mario Tricoci model competition was shot and killed Monday night.

Kaylyn Pryor of Evanston was shot along with a 15-year-old boy in the 7300 block of South May Street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

Pryor was shot in the right armpit andwas later pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Trainor said. The boy, who is a documented gang member, was shot in the right buttock and was in critical condition at Advocate Christ.

Back in September, Pryor won the “Mario, Make Me a Model” competition. The months-long event culminated with a fashion show and celebration on Sept. 25. She was one of 7 women selected from 500 applicants to compete.

The Sun-Times’ Splash section profiled Pryor for its “Who to Watch” feature, saying that she was talks with modeling agencies to sign on full time.

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  1. Anonymous

    November 4, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Really CHI TOWN??? I was there in April & for the 1st time I was leery of MY OWN PEOPLE!!! Come on yall…there is a OBVIOUS BETTER WAY TO SOVE YOUR GODDAMN PROBLEMS!!! ….PLEASE STOP KILLING EACH OTHER….YOU ALL CAN LIVE LONG AND HAPPY LIVES ….YOU JUMPED IN “JUST JUMP OUT” what can be done if everybody Quits…..With love & respect

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