And the Mr. and Miss Cabrini winners are…

By Kristen Catalanotto
November 20, 2003

Steph Mangold

The lights were dimmed as the contestants strutted their stuff on the Cabrini runway at the annual Student Government Association sponsored event, Mr. and Miss Cabrini pageant, held Saturday, Nov.15.

Twelve hopefuls prepared to compete in four different categories: celebrity impersonations, pajama wear, talent contest and a question and answer segment. Celebrities such as Shirley Temple, Mick Jagger, Marilyn Monroe and Richard Simmons were impersonated as the judges carefully took notes. Sophomore Claudia Sciandra decided to act as one of Cabrini’s local celebrities, Director of Student Activities Jason Bozzone.

The second round of competition was a pajama face-off. Junior Cristin Marcy sported a silk black tank top complemented by leopard drawstring pants. Freshman Bill Wilhelm rocked the stage with this tericloth robe and matching slippers. Cabrini t-shirts also seemed to be a popular item on the pajama rack as senior Katie Hernson and junior Ryan Norris showed their school spirit wearing Cabrini apparel.

After the second round, the judge’s scores were tallied and only eight contestants would move on to the rest of the competition.

Talent was showcased next. Junior Jeff Sy showed his Justin Timberlake moves, dancing to the sound of “Rock Your Body.” Senior Jesse Gluckman was assisted by Hernson in a dance-off. Gluckman quickly ripped off his pants and danced his heart out trying to impress the judges with his moves. Junior Mike Sofia showed off his Michael Jackson white glove while singing and dancing to “Billy Jean.” The audience sang along with Wilhems’s rendition of Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

The scores were then tabulated again to see who would make the final cut and advance to the question and answer portion of the pageant. Gluckman, Sofia, senior Colleen Hoy and Marcy were the contestants that dressed in their evening wear to impress the judges.

Each contestant was then asked two questions. Marcy was asked if she were to win the trip to the Bahamas that the Campus Activities and Programming Board is raffling off, what faculty member would she take with her. “Dr.Zurek, he is a great adviser and he is always willing to help. He never lets people down,” Marcy said. Gluckman was then asked to describe Cabrini in one word. After a brief thought he responded, “Education. We are education of the heart and I’m going to be a teacher, so it fits.”

At the end of the night, Sofia and Marcy were crowned this year’s Mr. and Miss Cabrini. The victory was especially sweet for Sofia. “There was more pressure this year because I was runner up last year. It was definitely a surprise and a real honor because I thought Jesse was going to win,” Sofia said. “It was a privilege to have won, I thought the competition was tough. I can’t wait to represent Miss Cabrini all year long,” Marcy said.

The final decision was made based on the amount of applause each contestant received. “The fact that the judging came down to the audience’s applause was something I’m glad happened. To see that the voting by the panel was so close as to produce a tie shows that the competition was fierce and that everyone deserved to win,” judge Dr.Hal Halbert said.

Posted to the web by Stephanie Mangold

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