Pageant raises money for breast cancer

On Tuesday, Zeta Tau Alpha hosted its 46th annual Big Man On Campus male beauty pageant to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

ZTA crowned Kyle Youngblood as the winner of the pageant. Philip Hensley won the title of “Sexiest Legs” and the first runner up was Dylan Jones. Jones’ “I heart Zeta” shirt and balloon animal creations won over the judges for a top spot.

The beginning segment of the pageant started with a GQ walk in which the contestants strut what their mamas gave them often showing off their bums to the judges or giving the crowd a seductive wink. Zeta’s own Emilee Cabaniss and Gena Baker announced each contestant along with a brief introductory as they made their way across the stage. Contestant Dylan Jones revealed an “I heart Zeta” t-shirt underneath his black suit and pink tie to prove his love for Zeta.

The second portion was the “Q & A” segment hosted by last year’s winner, Tyler Brown. Drake Cebrian, sponsored by Tau Delta Phi, was asked what he would do with the jackpot money if he won the lottery. His reply was, “I would donate half of the money to breast cancer awareness because it’s my favorite philanthropy.” Travis Sheats, sponsored by Kappa Sigma, answered that he would want healing powers to heal anyone with breast cancer, if he had to choose a superpower.

The last portion was the talent segment. The contestants showcased an array of talents such as rapping, singing, breakdancing, and even balloon animal creations.

Youngblood kneeled down and proposed to his girlfriend Dallas Irwin, who is a member of ZTA, as he finished singing Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man”.

Philip Hensley and his ZTA girlfriend, Makai Andrews, performed together as she spit the beats and he rapped about how the two met. Niko Teofilo showed off his scooter tricks for the audience, zooming around in a superman shirt and jumping over his friend Joseph Winslett.

Mary Fowler
Staff Reporter

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