Contestant: Betty Thompson
Pageant: Miss America 2012
In case you didn't know, looking hot isn't the only requirement for Miss America. Talent accounts for 35% of a contestant's final score. Thompson clearly had no issues in the looks department, and brought a breath of fresh air to the endless parade of mediocre vocal and dance routines with her Irish step dance performance. So why was she only the first runner-up? Maybe the luck of the Irish isn't so special after all.