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Like many a Survivor
contestant before her, Elyse comes from the pageant world, where she was crowned Miss Washington in 2007 and was the second runner-up to Miss America. (Unlike the others, however, she encountered controversy when some mildly racy party photos surfaced online.) Elyse also already has reality show experience, appearing on TLC's Miss America: Reality Check
. But she says there's more to her than her background in beauty. ''I like to call myself a tall glass of contradiction. I'm a total dichotomy. I'm such an academic, but was also captain of the cheer squad. I was born and raised in the church, and now perform and live in Las Vegas. There are two very different sides of me.''
Watch our exclusive video of Elyse.