A Womanless Beauty Review will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Watkins Auditorium as part of the Homecoming events.
The beauty review is being hosted by the UTM chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, PRSSA, as a fund-raiser to send members of the chapter as representatives to the national conference in New York City.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door or can be purchased in advance from PRSSA members.
The womanless beauty review, a beauty pageant where the “women” are really men in women’s clothing, is open to any men from UTM or the local community. Although the club expects the participants to be mostly students, they hope professors and other members of the community will also be involved. The pageant is designed to provide entertainment for the UTM community while also supporting PRSSA.
“This event gives faculty, administration, staff and students a chance to have a good time together while supporting a good cause. It will be great,” said Dr. Jeff Hoyer, the PRSSA faculty adviser.
Greek organizations that participate will receive points for Greek Fest. All members who enter the pageant will earn points for their fraternity. Sororities who sponsor participants can also earn points. Any greek organization will also earn points based on the number of members who come to watch the review.
The winners of the pageant will be awarded prizes. The audience will also have opportunities to win in door- prize drawings. PRSSA hopes to make the Womanless Beauty Review an annual event if this event is successful.
The pageant will be followed by the next comedian in SAC’s 909 comedian series.