Contestant: Lauren Cheape
Pageant: Miss America 2012
Newly elected politician and Miss Hawaii 2011, Lauren Cheape had some tricks up her sleeve during the talent portion of the 2012 Miss America Pageant. Pulling out a jump rope as an Elvis song came on, Cheape hopped, skipped, and twirled her way into the preliminary talent awards. We thought jumping rope as a sport began and ended on the elementary school playground. How wrong we were.