The 25 Weirdest Beauty Pageant Talents

23. Marimba

Contestant: Aurelie McCarthy
Pageant: Miss America 1987

For an obscure instrument, the marimba sure is popular among the Miss America contestants. In case you're unclear on the specifics of marimba, it's essentially like a xylophone except with a broader and lower tonal range. Whatever that means. McCarthy managed to break through to the judges a little with her choice, picking up the Non-finalist Talent award.

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