Bodybuilding poses? Extolling the "talents" (both of them) of Jessica Alba? Guitar Hero? - - - This is entertainment? Oy. Next time you’re in a beauty pageant, just follow the lead of the 11 contestants in UMKC’s BMOC pageant.
To be the BMOC — that’s Big Man on Campus — you have to strut your stuff in beach wear (like breakaway shorts) and formalwear. And, like Miss America, you have to display a talent.
But creativity counts. So your talent might be playing the video game “Guitar Hero” against someone in the audience. Doing a Christian rap while wearing a tutu. Striking bodybuilder poses to the Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself.” Or grinding on a girl (think lap dance) while singing over Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”
These dudes were creative in the interview segment, too. Zach Tebow (rep-ing Lambda Chi Alpha), asked to name his favorite holiday, chose his birthday: “People give me stuff, and I don’t have to give anything back. Fantastic.”
And Jesus Butler (sponsored by, appropriately, Campus Crusade for Christ) declared Jessica Alba to be his Hollywood crush, “because she’s a great actress, and I respect her talents immensely.” Uh-huh.
The pageant Friday night was Delta Zeta sorority’s 15th annual BMOC show, which raised about $3,000 for the speech and hearing clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Painted Turtle, a camp for sick kids. Points from the pageant and from pre-show fundraising determined the winner.
www.kansascity.com | 11/05/2007 | Big Man on Campus pageant at UMKC raises $3,000 for charity