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Women-less Beauty Pageant Re-cap

Zandi Watts

Brandi Cockerham, Writer

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Last Thursday was quite an interesting night here at Catawba College. Twelve male students were daring enough to take the challenge and participate in a Women-less Beauty Pageant.

The pageant is sponsored by the Helen Foil Beard Society and the competition was judged by three of Catawba’s own professors: Dr. Wood, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Hrinsin. There were three parts that the “ladies” had to participate in. First was casual wear, followed by a talent portion, and lastly evening wear along with an interview question.

The Cannon Student Center was packed to the brim and the pageant began at 9pm. This event was announced by the Catawbapalooza Chairperson, Susan Fisher, along with the Helen Foil President, Ashley Acken.

At the end of the pageant the winners were announced. Miss Congeniality was awarded to DJ Shipp, 3rd place to Kendrick Mayes, 2nd place to Stuart Thomson, and 1st place went to Jordan Clifton.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with the winner, Jordan Clifton, and found out exactly what it’s like to be named the Women-less Beauty Pageant Winner.

Clifton is a freshman from Raleigh, NC and is a theater major. When asked if he experienced a lot of peer pressure into entering the pageant, Clifton responded: “A lot of my friends wanted me to enter, and the cash prize didn’t hurt either!” As the winner, he received $175 in cash along with a gorgeous sash and sparkled crown. Clifton did admit that he could not do this without some help from his friends. He shares: “I did come up with my own talent routine, but could not have been Miss Catawbapalooza without my backstage mom/curvy soulmate Allison Andrews. Also, a big thanks to Shanna Locklair for the amazing makeup, that girl can turn a pig into a princess with some eyeshadow and lipstick.”

As for the following years, Clifton said: “I may end up being a ‘made’ coach to a future contestant. So next year’s wannabe queens better watch out! Female impersonation is a whole lot more than putting on a dress and being funny.”

The pageant was definitely a hit with the students at Catawba College and helped make Catawbapalooza such a success. Congratulations to all of this year’s Women-less Beauty Pageant Winners from the Pioneer!

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