On Sept. 25, Student Association hosted the Mr. ORU Pageant to crown the most eligable bachelor on campus. Twitter served as the primary source for contestant nominations.
“There were so many nominations,” sophomore Jessica Holler said. “It was hard to only pick 10.”
Holler and senior Zachary Swalley hosted the event as 10 students gathered on the chapel stage to compete for the title of Mr. ORU.
“We had freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, MOG boys, YB boys. We’ve had guys you’ve never heard of,” Holler said. “We didn’t just have your typical spunky people. And they were all funny.”
Many students came to watch, some wielding signs with the names of contestants.
Nathan Roberts was selected as the winner.
“The 10 nominees sought to entertain students and embody the personality of ORU,” said Roberts. “I believe teamwork set me apart from the competition. My song and dance partner Michael Clayton was an integral part of my success. Every man needs a good wingman, and I found the ‘Buffalo Wild Wingman.’”
The event was part of “Golden Days,” a week dedicated to inspiring school spirit in the student body.
“It was so nice to see people come,” Holler said. “People should be proud of our school. We have done so much. Our school has accomplished so much. Oral [Roberts] did a great thing opening up our school, and we had fun.”
Holler hopes Mr. ORU will become an annual event.
“We had a great turnout,” she said. “I think we can do better, but we did good for the first time.”