Loe named 19th Mr. Cinderfella
With 15 Cowley College male contestants competing in the 19th annual Mr. Cinderfella Pageant April 26 in the Robert Brown Theatre, James Loe took home the coveted title.
Loe impressed the judges in all three categories, which included beachwear/leisurewear, talent, and eveningwear. Loe dressed as a toga clad Olympic god being fed grapes by the goddess escorts as he was wheeled on stage on top of a utility cart during the beachwear/leisurewear category, and then wowed the crowd with his wonderfully executed Evolution of Dance for the talent portion of the show. He finishing up in eveningwear in a black suit and red-trimmed fedora.
Along with being named Mr. Cinderfella, Loe also was named the winner of the talent category. Sean Rethmeier was the winner of the beachwear/leisurewear category, while William Brantley was the eveningwear winner.
Shawn Ming finished as the first runner-up, while Joe Lauer was the second runner-up. Alexie Smith and Zach Whitener finished third and fourth, respectively.
The money raised from the event goes towards fund-raisers for Cowley College’s Act One and funds for next year’s Mr. Cinderfella show.
Keeping with the tradition of Miss Kansas serving as emcee, Michelle Walthers led the contestants through the evening.
The contestants were: Rashad Parker, Sean Rethmeier, Alexie Smith, Aaron Loehr, Danny Mouangdy, Kyle Chamberland, William Brantley, Nathan Cottingham, Joe Harvey, Sage Swaney, Blake Mackey, Shawn Ming, Joe Lauer, Zach Whitener, and Loe.
Other winners were: Best eyes — Danny Mouangdy. Wanna Take Him Home — Blake Mackey. Best Smile — Joe Lauer. Mr. Personality — Rashad Parker.