Jordan Euell takes home crown in Mr. Flash pageant

Eric Abowd, a senior sports administration major, performs his Buddy the Elf impersonation during the pageant.

Kassandra Kaczmarek

Jordan Euell swept away not just one, but all three of the awards at the Mr. Flash Gentleman’s Pageant Oct. 12, 2017, in the Student Center Ballroom.

This was the sixth annual Mr. Flash Pageant hosted by the Center for Student Involvement as part of Homecoming week. Out of the 7 contestants. Euell was selected as Mr. Flash by a panel of judges in additon to being voted Mr. Congeniality by his fellow contestants, and Audience Choice by the crowd.

Mr. Flash, the winner of the pageant, is a showcase of the world-class gentleman of the university. The winner is awarded $500 for the student organization they are representing to use towards an event or confrence.

Euell represented the student organization Momentum, an all-male acapella group.

“Momentum is a new group that is just starting out and has brought me a lot of happiness, I want to use the money to help us grow,” Euell said.

There were five rounds which included: men’s formal, celebrity impersonations, swimwear, talent and a question portion.

“Talents are so fun! You can see anything from singing, dancing, poetry, to laying on a bed of nails,” said Rebecca Kapler, the assistant director of the Center for Student Involvement.

Eric Abowd, a senior sports administration major, participated for the second time.

“I am obsessed with Kent State and really wanted to showcase the KSU spirit. I wasn’t gonna come back but I decided to and stepped it up with better ideas,” Abowd said.

Abowd was also honored on the stage Thursday as part of this year’s Homecoming Court. He did a Buddy the Elf impersonation as well as a group FlashGuide dance.

The impersonation segment showcased a large variety of talent. Performances ranged from The Lion King to Bill Nye the Science Guy. Euell made the crowd go wild with his Michael Jackson impersonation.

Kassandra Kaczmarek is an arts and entertainment reporter, contact her at [email protected].