Erika Harold, otherwise known as Miss America 2003, is officially running for Congress.

In a video on her new campaign Web site, Harold on Tuesday announced a primary challenge to freshman Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)

Harold, 33, is a Harvard Law School graduate who was passed over by Illinois GOP officials last year when there was a ballot vacancy in the district. The officials instead chose Davis, a former congressional aide.

In her video, Harold makes no mention of Davis, but instead plays up her record of public service and advocacy for religious groups and work in prison ministry.

Interestingly, Harold isn't the only former Miss America who has caught the political bug in recent weeks. Miss America 2000, Heather French Henry, has also been mentioned as a potential challenger against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Previously, Miss America 1971, Phyllis George, served as first lady of Kentucky in the early 1980s, and Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson, served in the New York City mayor's Cabinet and narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1980 New York Senate race.

Updated at 12:52 p.m.