Miss America 2011 Contestants – Miss Arkansas 2010 Alyse Eady.
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Miss Arkansas 2010 Alyse Eady
Alyse Eady, a 2010 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, was crowned Miss Arkansas 2010 on Saturday, July 17, at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. Eady is 22 year old and she competed as Miss South Central Arkansas with the platform issue of “Developing Leaders: Boys and Girls Club of America.” She was awarded a $20,000 Miss Arkansas scholarship as well as $50,000 in additional awards, wardrobe, transportation and gifts. She also was the Coleman Dairy Overall Talent Award winner with her musical ventriloquist act, “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” Eady, who also reigned as the 2004 Miss Teen Arkansas, will compete in the 2011 Miss America pageant in January.
“It was such a surreal moment. I’ve seen the crowning video, and it doesn’t feel like it’s me,” Eady said in an interview with KTHV-11. “I’m still so excited about it, and I’m honored to be Miss Arkansas 2010.”
Eady, who majored in mass communications and speech communication at Ouachita, works as the fundraising and event coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She is the daughter of Lewis and Lady Eady of Fort Smith; her father is a member of the Ouachita Board of Trustees.