She's not your average baton twirling beauty queen: Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady was the highlight of this year's Miss America pageant, thanks in no small part to her talent as a ventriloquist-yodeler. Eady, accompanied by her puppets Rosey and Rocky, turned in an impressive performance that earned her second place. Watch the video after the jump:

Sadly, she lost the crown to Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan (whose talent was a simple piano routine).