I was excited to come out to Mister United States because I have always wanted to attend a male pageant. I think its great thing to have male pageants. Often people think its only for women pageants. I would like to show the outside of pageant world that there are some great male pageants.
I know a few guys through social media before I came out to the pageant. They all are great guy with great sportsmanship that they have great platform that want to be voice and spread the news across the country. I know Rhode Island, Bay State, Ocean State, Illinois, but I know a few more before they dropped out too.
How can I say no to an event in New York City!? I also came out for my very dear friend of mine who got married in Huntington, NY. She competed at Miss USA 2014 as Miss Connecticut USA.
I was happy to attend the Social Media competition which I thought it was PERFECT idea to show the audience and judges what they use as platforms. Thank god for the powerpoint and brochures to give me some ideas of what the whole concept of their platforms. There were a few platform that really impressed me and said “he is going to be in top 13.” I LOVE the fashion first to show their unique characteristics. Nothing went wrong with any of them. I loved ALL of them!
I had pre pick prediction before I came out to Mister United States. A few of them changed my mind when I saw them in person and their performance and moved them in my top 13. Pictures can’t justify the best guess of who will be in top 13 and top 5. We all have to see them in person.
I had a chance to meet some of guys and all of the guys that I met are great guys with great potentials. I told them to not give up their dreams because I believe in them that many doors will open for them to bring more wonderful opportunity.
As the final night, remember, it was the first pageant ever and there were some waiting time which is perfectly understanding about that. I want to applaud Rene for recruiting great guys for the pageant. ALL of them are winners because they represent beautiful job from their states. I loved that they had top 3 social media, talent, and the People’s Choice. It reminds me of like Miss America that recognize guys hard work and show that they have talents outside of just the look in swimming suit, fashion, and formal wear. People’s Choice is voted by the fans on social media. It is just like Miss USA when they “saved” one girl to place in top 10 to show her evening gown before announcing the top 5. The Top 3 for Social Media is Garden State who won, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Top 3 is for People’s Choice is Aloha State, Illinois, and the Top 3 for Talent is Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Louisiana.
I loved that they had a choice to wear their own preference of swimming suit! Its not like Miss USA that has been given by sponsors. There were a few favorites swimming suit that I loved.
I was pleased to see 12 out of 13 on my top prediction list that I made for myself. They did announce the top 3 for social media, talents, and people choices, then top 3 winners performed their talents. My favorite was Mister Wisconsin. They announced top 13, switched to fashion to swimming suit to formal wear before they announce the top 5. Top 5 for Mister United States: Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Garden State and Louisiana. They did their final question then one last look for the judge to decide who wins Mister United States, Mister Global USA and Mister Tourism USA. Mister Tourism went to Virginia who will competing in Panama, Mister Global USA went to Illinois who will be competing in Thailand next year. Mister United States went to Louisiana.
I adore guys and I see some of them that I will be friends after the pageants. They are ALL great guys! Kudos to them. I wish the best luck to everyone to compete in the International next year. I took some pictures of the contestants and directors that I had a privilege to take pictures with. Follow me on social media under PageantRocks. I hope you guys enjoy reading this blog and take a look the pictures.