Sophomore Council plans male beauty pageant

Mid-South Love Home

Next semester, the Sophomore Council will host Bulldog Beaus, a new event at Union.

Organizers originally scheduled the event for Nov. 19.

Andrea Smith, sophomore Elementary Education major and member of Sophomore Council, said organizers chose to host the event because it brings “something totally new to our campus, and that’s what we were looking for — something different.”

Basically, Bulldog Beaus is a male pageant, but Smith said they prefer to refer to it as a “spectacle of manhood.”

Smith said the student body has provided much positive feedback on the “Bulldog Beaus” Facebook page, even from prospective candidates.

“We have had several ‘beaus of Union’ show interest so far. Ideally, we hope there will be 15 to 20 contestants,” Smith said, adding that applications won’t be accepted until next semester.

The event is a fundraiser for the Mid-South Love Home in the Memphis area.

Even though the event is being postponed, the council is still accepting donations in the Student Union Building hallway for the Mid-South Love Home.

The Mid-South Love Home is an organization started by relatives of Sophomore Council member Kirby Wilson, sophomore Special Education major, Smith said.

They have opened up their home to pregnant teens, providing medical help, toiletries, everyday items and more, Smith said, adding that the home already has a waiting list.

Smith said the council wants to “collect monetary donations for the family as they are running the home from their own pockets.”

“Not only are we really excited about the actual event happening, we are also excited to be raising money for the Mid-South Love Home, so come out and help us crown Union’s first Big Dawg,” Smith said.

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Bethany Radcliff is the assistant editor for the Life section of the Cardinal & Cream. Bethany is a sophomore English major with a minor in photojournalism and plans to graduate in 2016. When she is not in school, Bethany spends her time in Dallas, Texas, with her parents, twin sister and cat.