On Wednesday March 17, Dominic Caton was given the title “Luckiest Man in West Chester,” along with the title of Mr. WCU in the third annual event. Caton, a third year graphic arts major, cited his parents as being his biggest role model due to their positive support during his on stage questioning. For his talent, he performed a dance medley which included NSYNC’s “Tearing Up My Heart,” Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” and Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me,” as well as an interruption from a Kanye West look-a-like, a la MTV’s VMA show.
When asked what makes Caton different from the rest of the thirteen men who took a shot at the competition, he said, “I can dance. Also, I’m not afraid to show off my feminine side.”
Hosted by Johanna Botta of The Real World Austin, the show featured an opening number of Guys and Doll’s “Luck Be a Lady,” followed by Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back.” There was also a casual wear portion, along with talent, formal wear and an on-stage question.
First runner up was senior economics and finance major Jason Kunkle, who advised incoming freshman to “leave their expectations at the door.” During the talent portion of the competition, he performed a freestyle rap parodying Asher Roth’s “I Love College.” After rapping about how he loves West Chester, he said if he were to appear on a reality show, it’d be The Apprentice, because Donald Trump would “never” fire him.
Second runner up was Zachary Weidner, a freshman education major who performed an acoustic medley of Lady Gaga hits, including “Bad Romance,” “Poker Face” and “Paparazzi,” which fit well with his answer to the question of what his dream job would be- “appearing on Broadway in either the Lion King or Wicked. Or being a back up singer for Gaga.”
In addition to the top three, Jake Gabler, a first year health and physical education major, was awarded Most Dedicated. Patrick Brown, a fourth year pharmaceutical product development major was named Ladies Choice, and James Brennan, a fourth year psychology major won Mr. Congeniality. Finally, Jordan O’Neill, third year elementary education major, was awarded the title of People’s Choice, voted on by the audience.
Jenn Rothstein is a third-year student majoring in English Education. She can be reached at JR649299@wcupa.edu.