Plotz is the daughter of Kelli and Rick Plotz. She was raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois until her family relocated to Geneva, Illinois before Plotz started first grade.
She attended Rosary High School located in Aurora, Illinois. During her time, she participated in the Spanish Club, the Go Green Club and the school newspaper. She was a member of the Marmion Academy as well as the co-captain for both the school’s Junior Varsity and Varsity cheerleading squad.
While attending high school, Plotz got her start with pageants after receiving a flyer in the mail for the Miss Illinois Teen USA Pageant. She registered and competed for the title of Miss Illinois Teen USA 2011. While she did not place, she felt determined to come back and compete the next year.
Poltz again registered and competed in the 2012 Miss Illinois Teen USA Pageant. On November 20, 2011, she captured the title as well as the Most Photogenic Award. She then went on to compete at the 2012 Miss Teen USA Pageant where she placed in the Top 16.
After graduating high school, Plotz took her studies to the University of Missouri – Columbia where she received her degree in Communications and Media Studies in 2016. While there, she was a sister of the Alpha Phi sorority and a member of the iCom Group.
In 2015, Plotz competed at the Miss Collegiate America Pageant where she placed as fourth runner-up.
After college, Plotz returned to the pageant stage at the 2018 Miss Illinois USA Pageant. She walked away as a Top 16 finalist and won the Evening Gown Award. Plotz returned to the stage at the 2019 Miss Illinois USA Pageant. She again won the Evening Gown Award. On her second try, just as with her teen title, Plotz won the crown.
Plotz was crowned Miss Illinois USA 2019 on September 3, 2018. She will compete for the title of Miss USA 2019.