by John Stephen
It’s time to break out the tiaras and dust off the tuxedos.
SGA and the campus organization Model Mentors are collaborating to host a couples pageant at the end of the semester.
The pageant, titled “A Royal Affair,” will take place April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. This event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted.
Contestants will compete before a five-panel judge in four rounds: fashion, celebrity impersonations, talent, and a Q&A session.
Although it is a couples pageant, Cedricka Lavender, MM event coordinator, said competing duos don’t have to be actual couples.
MM will soon start mentoring students from J.L. Newbern Middle School, and these students will perform an opening act at the pageant. The Valdosta All-Stars, a cheer and dance team, will also perform during the pageant’s intermission.
According to Terrell, MM community service chairman, the purpose of Model Mentors is to encourage and inspire VSU students as well as students from local schools.
After Lavender and Terrell addressed SGA at its Monday night meeting, the senators voted to donate $175 for food and drink at the pageant as well as help setup the event.