Every year, SUUSA puts on a pageant for Mr. SUU as part of Sunfest! Sunfest is a week long of activities right before dead week, which is a week where campus-wide activities are prohibited. I believe Sunfest is held so that students can have some last minute fun before cramming for those finals!
Any male student can apply for Mr. SUU and it’s always a blast to enjoy. This year there were seven beautiful contestants. Today’s pageant consisted of two sections: a talent section and an evening-wear section with a random questionairre. Some of the great talents we saw tonight were rhythmic gymnastics, acoustic guitar performances, a piano performance, and stand-up comedy. I have to say that my favorite performance was when one of the contestants did rhythmic gymnastics to “Colors of the Wind” from Pochahontas.
In the evening-wear section, the question that stood out to me was “If you could have only one of the qualities listed, which would it be? Beautiful, intelligence, or rich?” The contestant chose beauty because he believed that almost anything could be attained with beauty. By the way, there was some spiffy outfits tonight! Looking good, guys!
Judges left briefly as the audience was entertained by Little Big Heart, a local band comprised of many great SUU students.
The constentants waited nervously for the results.
The titles awarded were 2nd Man Attendant, 1st Man Attendant, and Mr. SUU. Those who won one of the titles were given a brand new scooter! I’m way jealous!
In the end, Joey Cardenas took the win as Mr. SUU! All hail the new king!
Fun fact: I have been a pageant coach for my dearest friend Chelsea. Also, I was 07-08 Mr. Juab. So, I guess you could say I know my way around the pageant stage.
Because of my extensive history in pageantry, I was asked to be in the Mr. SUU Pageant this past week, and I gladly accepted the invitation to display my charming personality.
This is how it happened.
1st: The Opening Number
4th: Evening Wear
5th: The Crowning of the 2012 Mr. SUU
I understand now that I am Mr. SUU, that automatically makes me the father of all SUU students. This is a fact I am willing to accept, if they are will to accept the fact that I will not be getting them all Christmas presents.
Fun Fact: I have groupies.