Miss GWU Pageant creates new friendships and opportunity

2014 Miss GWU Contestants. Photo courtesy of Gardner-Webb

By: Mallory Turner

Nine contestants will be competing to be crowned Miss GWU, on Sunday, Jan. 24. The pageant will be held in Dover Theatre at 3 p.m.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from the GWU community. The contestants will be judged based on their appearance, a talent they demonstrate, a personal interview with the judges before the pageant and a variety of other areas.

“I’m excited that I’m getting to know some girls from campus that I see but never get to interact with,” said Jen Guberman, Miss GWU contestant. “It’s a lot of fun spending time getting ready for the pageant with them.”

The pageant will include an evening gown competition, casual wear competition, talent competitions and an impromptu on stage question. There will also be an opening dance number in which all the participants will be involved in.

“This pageant has been the most fun of the [pageants] I have participated in previously,” says Kelsey Carithers, another Miss GWU contestant. “Although one girl will be crowned a winner on Sunday night, I consider myself as already having won the grand prize by gaining new friendships and unique experiences.”

The contestant who wins the title of Miss GWU will be awarded $500, a crown, a sash, flowers and a plaque. First runner up will receive $300, flowers and a plaque, and second runner up receives $150, flowers, and a plaque. Contestants will also have the chance to win most talented, most photogenic and miss congeniality. Miss congeniality will be voted on by the contestants rather than the judges.

Entrance into the pageant is free and anyone is welcome to come support the contestants.

Edit: Due to weather, pageant has been postponed until further noticed.

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