By Kassidy Rineer
The 17th annual Miss KU pageant is back on March 26 in an effort to fundraise for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
There are four rounds in this year’s pageant; casual wear, summer wear, intermission, talent competition and formal wear. Round one is the casual wear; the girls walk out to a song of their choice and have an interview segment. The questions consist of their college major, why they should be chosen as Miss Kutztown, their activities and involvements and a few unexpected questions to get them thinking on their feet. Round two is the summer wear selection in which contestants sport a swimsuit.
After a brief intermission, the girls come back on stage for the talent show. The audience tends to favor this part of the pageant for many reasons.
Andrew Schroeder, who has helped with this year’s pageant, said, “It’s always exciting when they do a new, different talent.”
Schroeder leaked that this year one pageant contestant has a very new and interesting talent. She plans on blindfolding herself and face painting her friend. He is anxious to see this act be performed.
In the final portion of the pageant, the pageant contestants come out in formal dress and are escorted by dates of their choice. During this time the votes are tallied to a total, and the winner is announced. The 2013 Miss Kutztown winner, Amanda Mummert, will be handing the tiara off to the newest winner.
The pageant was open to any KU female student. To attend the pageant, a five-dollar donation to benefit breast cancer is suggested. Check out the show March 26 in Schaeffer Auditorium.