I've never done one of these contests before, but the release of SIFAS has reminded me of how much I love Eli, so I thought I'd give it a shot!
There are many reasons why I love Eli; she's smart, pretty, and a great leader. Her traits are something that I strive towards every day. Her struggle to come to grips with her feeling about joining muse was something I could relate to. Her growth throughout the Love Live! anime had me so emotional and I loved seeing her finally open up to having friends. Seeing her love for her school and her friends was so heartwarming. Overall, she's just very mature, but also awkward at times, which I also relate to.
Her voice is incredible, and I absolutely love listening to her solos. Every time is see artwork, new SIF cards, or merch of her, I just get so happy and I can't help but smile.
A few years ago, I started to make edits of SIF cards to use as my phone wallpapers. While they aren't the best edits, I love making them. This is my favorite one I've made of Eli.
Honestly, I could go on and on, but this is the best way to sum up how much I love Eli.