Elizabeth Louise Boruff was the 1975 Illinois Cherry Blossom Princess. She was a 1971 Air Force Debutante and was the daughter of Lt. Col. M.W. Boruff. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Jensen Beach, Florida. When she was selected she held the position of Executive Secretary with the Education Division of the Ringling Museums in Sarasota, Florida. She planned to look for a career in the fashion world.