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April 25, 2008

Slovacek named Cowley's Mr. CinderFella


Mathew Slovacek With 15 Cowley College male contestants competing in the 20th annual Mr. CinderFella Pageant Thursday in the Robert Brown Theatre, Mathew Slovacek took home the coveted title.

Slovacek impressed the judges in all three categories, which included beachwear/leisurewear, talent, and eveningwear.

“Mathew was a standout in each one of the categories,” Mr. CinderFella director Dejon Ewing said. “He handled himself really well and was the clear winner.”

Along with being named Mr. CinderFella, Slovacek also was named the winner of the beachwear/leisurewear category. Manny Thompson was the eveningwear winner, while Joe Lauer was the talent winner.

Lauer finished as the first runner-up, while Thomas Govert was the second runner-up. Sean Rethmeier and Nate Newland finished third and fourth, respectively.

“It was an exceptional group of young men to work with,” Ewing said.

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. James Loe, who won last year’s Mr. CinderFella title and is now playing basketball at Louisiana Tech University, was on hand for the event.
Keeping with the tradition of Miss Kansas serving as emcee, Alyssa George led the contestants through the evening.

The contestants were: Alex Skov, Shawn Ming, John David McDonald, Mathew Slovacek, Sage Swaney, Paul Paxson, Thomas Govert, Cody Borror, Sean Rethmeier, Willy Lucero, Nate Newland, William Brantley, Brady Flock, Manny Thompson, and Joe Lauer.

Other winners were:
* Best eyes — Will Brantley.
* Wanna Take Him Home — Sage Swaney.
* Best Smile — Manny Thompson.
* Mr. Personality — Willy Lucero.