Katherine Bailess, the Miss from Mississippi, started fine-tuning her body for exposure at an early age. By four she was studying classical dance and then competed in gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading. At eleven she was performing on TV as a dancer in the Miss Mississippi Pageant and continued to do so for seven years before attending Ann Reinking's Broadway Theater Project. She made some indie films and has worked the soap-opera circuit as Brianna on One Life to Live, but fame came when she starred in the American Idol film From Justin to Kelly (2003). For a spring-break musical there's surprisingly little girls-gone-wild action, though she does play Idol winner Kelly Clarkson's sexy friend in even sexier swimwear, and she has since gone on to a recurring role on the hit TV series One Tree Hill.