So, um, Contestant #15, we don't quite get it: where did you get your name? [The parade pauses as Cowpea responds politely to the host.] Apparently cowpea is another name for the black-eyed pea: the bean with the cool birthmark.
Fortunately there's no mistaking the awesomeness of the cowpea / black-eyed pea in black eyed pea fritters, black-eyed pea and collard green chili, black-eyed pea burgers, and even black-eyed pea pizza crust.
P.S. So concludes the third week of the costume parade, featuring animal costumes. Next week we'll present our favorite celebrity costumes. Stay tuned!