Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady

Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady, Miss America first runner-up whose yodeling ventriloquist performance during the pageant (held Saturday in Las Vegas) is drawing all sorts of attention, will be a guest performer on Late Show with David Letterman at 10:35 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 20).

"The office has been incredibly busy fielding requests for media interviews and (calls from) well wishers from as far away as China," says Jessie Bennett, Miss Arkansas 2001 and executive director of the Miss Arkansas Pageant.

Alyse, 22, is featured on national websites such as Huffington Post and Gawker.com, and a YouTube video of her Miss America performance of I Wanna Be A Cowboy with a pair of dummies has attracted more than 262,000 hits.

To see an interview with Alyse that took place after her crowning as Miss Arkansas in June on KTHV click here