WMX rider Price makes 'impact' at pageant

"I wanted to let people know that beautiful women can also race and be good," Sara Price says. Di Ducat Photography/Courtesy of Sara Price

Proudly wearing her Miss Motocross sash, motocross racer Sara Price didn't make it to the final 20 of the Miss California USA pageant last weekend in Pasadena, Calif. But the 2010 X Games bronze medalist in Super X came out unscathed and said she had a great experience.

"It was something totally different than anything I've ever done before, but being around so many different girls and a experiencing something new was a blast," Price said via email. "From staying in a host hotel, having a roommate and spending practically all day focusing on makeup and hair is a little different … Unfortunately I didn't win, but I know I for sure made an impact and met a lot of wonderful people."

Price, 20, had been first runner-up and "Miss Photogenic" at a pageant for teens last year in San Bernardino County but she was a rookie compared with many of the other 229 competitors. While thanking her supporters on her Facebook page Sunday, Price stated she was "not a popular connected pageant girl ;) haha."

"I am coming from a totally opposite world of motorsports. And they could like that or dislike that from the start as motocross isn't necessarily the sport to portray femininity -- as it is male dominated sport," Price said. "But I wanted to let people know that beautiful women can also race and be good."

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