The candidates for Mr. OWU: First Ladies and Presidents line up on the stage during the formal wear portion of the event. Kappa Alpha Theta puts on the male beauty pageant every year to raise funds for its national philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Eleven candidates competed for the title, seven representing fraternities, three representing sororities and one representing the Women’s House.
Sophomore Jonathan Duncan, the Sigma Chi fraternity candidate, is crowned Mr. OWU 2012 with senior Clare Whitaker, his Theta coach. Duncan raised the most money during the two minute money run and earned the title. Duncan’s victory is the second time in a row that Sig Chi has taken home the crown of Mr. OWU.
Junior Nick Ehlers, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity candidate, sings “Dream a Little Dream of Me” with guitar accompaniment by freshman Chris MacDonald. Each candidate showcased a talent, competed in a money run and answered three interview questions.
Junior Jordan Grammer, the Delta Tau Delta fraternity candidate, impersonates American television host and painter Bob Ross as he attempts to paint a kite, one of Theta’s symbols. Senior Grace Wallace, his Theta coach, acts as an assistant.