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Are You the Next Mr. DeZirable?

Last updated on Nov 2, 2017

By Albert Donor
Contributing Writer

Have you got what it takes to be desirable? This November, you can find out just how “DeZirable” you really are.

The sorority sisters of Delta Zeta are entering the final preparations for their annual philanthropy event, Mr. DeZirable. Campus Life has rated the event “Most Outstanding Philanthropy Event of the Year.” The night is structured like a male beauty pageant, complete with a panel of judges picked from various campus life personnel. 

Those who wish to participate need an application, available at the DZ table in Hillwood Commons every day from 12:30-1:50 p.m., and a sponsor. Participants and sponsors need not be a part of Greek Life, any male Post students are welcome to apply.

Once applications have been handed in, prepare for the pageant’s three rounds. The first round is the “Dress to Impress.” In this round, contestants choose their very best formal swear to model for the audience. While the participant exhibits just how well they can clean up, the MC for the evening will introduce the contestant to the judges and the audience. The introduction should be written and provided by your sponsor.

The second round showcases the contestants’ talents. Each participant will have no more than two minutes to wow the crowd. Just about anything goes: singing, dancing, playing an instrument like guitar or piano, or maybe even reenacting the Jingle Bell Rock skit from “Mean Girls.”

Finally, the third round is the outfit of choice and trivia round. Contestants get to showcase their eye for fashion with an outfit of their own choosing, as long as it is appropriate for the public eye. Once out on stage, the MC will ask the contestant a single trivia question. The contestants will answer as they see fit.

At the end of the last round, the judges discuss who they believe displayed the best overall performance. The contestants are then brought back on stage for the MC to announce the winner. The first-place winner receives a $100 Visa gift card.

All proceeds for the night go to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing the joys of sound to those who cannot hear. Last year, the sisters of Delta Zeta raised around $1500; this year they are looking to raise about $2000.

Mr. DeZirable takes place on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Hillwood Lecture Hall. Tickets are $5 if bought before the event during common hour at the Delta Zeta table, or $7 at the door the night of the event.

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