What better way to raise money for a good cause than to hold a competition filled with hilarious theatrics put on by the gentlemen of Missouri Western State University? This is exactly the goal of the Mr. MWSU pageant.
The Mr. Missouri Western State University competition was held Wednesday the 15th in Kemper Hall. The contest consisted of four categories including formal wear, swimsuit, costume and talent.
All of the proceeds from the competition went to help fund Juvenile Diabetes Research.
There were eight contestants nominated from numerous sororities and fraternities. The contestants’ were Luke Akers, Jeff Daniels, Deandre Diamond, Jacob Harper, Nick Neihmier, Zach Schultz, Brian Smith and Brent Sully.
The contest started off with a choreographed dance containing all the contestants in costume.
There were a range of talents from singing, dancing and playing instruments.
The costumes ranged from gorilla suits, tiger suits, lady cop uniforms and Hawaiian apparel.
Most of the formal wear were nice suits and ties and the swim wear varied from swimming trunks to bikini bottoms.
Each contestant approached the stage in their formal wear and answered questions. Contestant Luke Akers was asked, “if you could be any animal, what would it be?” He answered, “a mix between a lion and an eagle.”
Deandre Diamond, who took second place, read a brief description of himself and what his first semester at MWSU was like. Diamond took home plaques for formal wear and costume.
“It’s nice to be a part of something fun for a good cause,” Diamond said.
However, after careful consideration the judging board deemed Zach Schultz as the winner.
The event was hosted by Alpha Gamma Delta and the MC was junior Courtney Hall. Hall is grateful for all of the contestants that competed to raise money for a good cause.
“All of the contestants were good sports and worked really hard,” Hall said.
Student, Jeff Burton, attended the Mr. MWSU event because he knew that it was sure to be a good time and catch a couple of laughs.
“The show was hilarious and I didn’t stop laughing the whole time,” Burton said.
The contest took place in Spratt and seating approximately 60 MWSU students in attendance, all cheering for their favorite candidate.