The 12th annual Miss Methodist Pageant is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Huff Concert Hall at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission costs are $5 for adults or $3 for children under 12. Admission is free with a Methodist University ID.
“The pageant is planned, directed and produced by students in the Student Activities Committee,” said Doris Munoz, associate dean of students and director of the student involvement center. “This year, we have a diverse group of 12 amazing women participating.”
The contestants will be judged on their performance in the pageant’s opening number, talent, interview, and formal wear categories. There will also be a People’s Choice component, in which the audience can vote for their favorites by making donations during intermission. All money raised through ticket sales and the People’s Choice contest will go to MU’s Play4Kay fundraiser, which will go to fund breast cancer research and mammograms for underserved women in the Fayetteville community.
“The great thing about our pageant is that it is open for all MU students to participate in,” Munoz said. “Our goal for the pageant is for everyone to have fun doing it.”
There will also be entertainment from MU’s Orchestra and Miss Methodist 2017, Elizabeth Wise. At the end of the night, Wise will pass her title to the next Miss Methodist.