LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- She calls herself an unlikely beauty queen, since she's an athlete at U of L and says she sweats like a boy, but Louisville-native Katie George was just named Miss Kentucky.

The junior is a member of the U of L volleyball team. This was her first pageant and said the experience was not what she expected.

"I decided maybe I should give it a go," the newly crowned Miss kentucky said. "Obviously I'm a sports girl at heart obviously with my career here at Louisville with volleyball but I thought if this is just one more door I can open for myself and maybe win might as well give it a shot."

The evening gown George was crowned in is actually her high school prom dress, which she decided to recycle.

George will compete in the Miss USA Pageant this summer.

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