Female MU student runs for homecoming king

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The race of homecoming king at the University of Missouri is taking a unique turn. A female student has decided to run for the crown.

Senior Josie Hererra says she identifies more masculine than feminine. She says she's proud to be running a campaign that could change the future for other people like her.

"I know I only represent myself as a person but at the same time, I am representing a community and that is a lot of different communities," Hererra said.

A friend gave her the idea to run for homecoming king last semester.

University of Missouri's homecoming is October 26, where they will announce the winner during halftime.