So what if our taxes are high? There is no state with more sex appeal than the Land of Lincoln.

Honestly, I'm as shocked as you to discover Illinois' new level of hotness. Apparently all the people leaving the state must be aesthetically challenged, according to those who participated in Big 7 Travel's survey.

Survey respondents were given no further specifications of the term ‘sexy’, so interpretation of the word was up to them.

And, 'them' said there's none sexier than Illinois. We may live in a state where the weather makes our faces hurt, but our faces look damn good.

About Illinois' #1 survey performance, Big 7 said:

Illinois takes first place and easily topped our poll for 2019. Who could disagree with this? It’s no wonder that so many of the celebrities, sportspeople and singers that come from here are outrageously attractive.

For each state, the survey noted a couple of the sexiest notables. for Illinois, it was

Dwayne Wade

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Michelle Obama

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