BY SANJAY TOURE // APRIL 28, 2015 //
The 8th annual Mr. Curry contest was held last week, and, as always, the show didn’t fail to entertain.
Mr. Curry is one of the biggest events during Spring Weekend, as male students compete in beauty pageant style in categories that include swim wear, talent, formal wear, and a Q&A session. Senior Peter Machinist, a communication major, took home the crown in part due to his answer to the question of, “What is your idea of a perfect date?”
“An Italian candle light dinner, watching the sunset,” he said.
The judges couldn’t resist.
The show opened with a performance from Curry’s a cappella group “Pure Vocals.” They did an amazing job singing a medley of Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas songs.
Mr. Curry contestants were Machinist, Ryan Gilland, a senior management major, Brian Mazzola, a senior communication major, Hazer Bello, a sophomore information technology major, and Chuck Hill, a freshman communication major. All were escorted out with their beautiful dates.
All of the guys looked summer-ready, modeling in their bathing suits. Some added cowboy hats and shoes; others wore flip flops. Their talents didn’t go unappreciated either.
Bello gave a taste of his vocals in serenading his date, and the two danced beautifully to a slow song. Machinist showcased his dance moves to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” with his own date.
The judges included two Curry students who work with Student Activities, Jennifer Reddy, a senior, and Natalie Ramos, a junior. The other judges were Dan Cline, assistant director of residence life, and Michelle Dabenigno, a coordinator in the Student Activities office.