BATON ROUGE, LA (WAVE) - Miss Kentucky, Katie George, is gearing up for Sunday's Miss USA Pageant and has a message for young girls.
"Pageants haven't really change who I am," said George in her contestant interview. "It's given me a new experience to gain from because I just want to be exactly who I am. I want to be a real person. I want to be a real role model for young girls. You can be an athlete and you can be elegant and beautiful on stage."
Katie is a student at University of Louisville, where she plays volleyball.
The Miss USA pageant will be aired Sunday at 8 p.m. on REEL.