Mr. GSU: The Man of the Year

Kat Lewallen

Last night, thirteen Georgia Southern University men competed in front of seven judges for the title of Mr. GSU and a $500 scholarship. The 2013 Mr. GSU winner, James Johnson, and the current Miss GSU, Melissa Royal, emceed the event.

The thirteen men were separated in two groups: the blue block and the gold block. Each participant modeled swimwear, spirit wear, and formal wear along with showcasing their talents and answering questions from the judges on stage. Talent acts included singing, dancing, reciting poetry, and playing instruments such as bass, guitar, and violin.

During the intermission, the Mr. GSU spectators could sign up to compete in a model walk contest. The winner won a $50 gift certificate to the campus store.

There were three different winners categories: Mr. Photogenic which was won by KeShawn Harris, people’s choice which was won by Kyle Smith, and Mr. GSU winner, Cesar Perez. People could vote on Facebook before the actual Mr. GSU event for Mr. Photogenic by liking contestants photos. People donated change in the contestants money jars for people’s choice. The money donated went to the Eagles for Eagles Club.

The 2014 Mr. , Cesar Perez, said he went to the gym a lot to prepare for the pageant and the hardest part was definitely the question and answer portion.