Miss Atlanta Carly Mathis crowned Miss Georgia 2013

Miss Atlanta Carly Mathis crowned Miss Georgia 2013

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Every year Columbus has the privilege of seeing dozens of beautiful, smart young ladies grace our city as they compete in the Miss Georgia pageant. Saturday night, Carly Mathis was crowned Miss Georgia 2013 at Rivercenter.

Mathis, 22, was Miss Atlanta when she competed in the state-wide competition. Her talent was singing and she chose the song "I Know You Won't" by Carrie Underwood.

Her platform is Heart Health and Heart Safety with the American Heart Association and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Mathis finished 1st runner up in the Miss Georgia pageant last year. She will compete in the Miss America pageant in September. Her mom competed in Miss America in 1985 as Miss Albany!

She joined us in the newsroom for an exclusive interview the day after her crowning.

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