The sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha are looking for a few good men … to get all dolled up.
ASA will host their annual Mr. Fantasy Girl pageant this spring in Bibb Graves auditorium. Each year, a lucky group of guys have the opportunity to squeeze into a hand-me-down dress, smear on some makeup and help raise money for a good cause.
ASA raises about $2000 annually for the Special Olympics program.
“This event helps put a face on ASA,” Tierra Robinson, Public Relations chair, said. “It lets people know we do service and care about more things than just social activities.”
The Special Olympics program was established in 1968 to provide year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through this program the participants learn physical fitness, experience joy and gain fiends.
ASA has held this fundraiser for nearly 15 years. The pageant consists of three main categories: evening wear, interview questions and talent. Contestants wear old prom dresses, recycled dance line uniforms and even the occasional bikini.
The sorority charges a registration fee and collects an admission fee at the door.
“100 percent of the money raised goes to the Special Olympics,” Robinson said.
The audience has a big laugh as the group crosses the stage during the opening dance number and they each return individually to walk the runway in front of a panel of judges. In past years, faculty members like Joe Taylor of the Livingston Press have participated and held the title of Mr. Fantasy Girl. The reigning MFG is Britton Zellers of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Several fraternities volunteer pledges or new members to represent their organization each year. Interested young men can contact Melissa LaFond or any sister of ASA to participate.
For more information about Special Olympics or to donate to the organization, go to www.specialolympics.org.
“We will never stop doing MFG; people have come to recognize us for this pageant and it helps support a great cause,” Robinson concluded.