The Alpha Theta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha found its “Prince Charming” Wednesday night when Jacques Roulette was crowned Mr. AKA for the 2005-2006 school year in the T.H. Harris auditorium.
The pageant, hosted by Leslie Randall and Martin Lemelle, began with an opening act done by the contestants and the members of AKA. The ladies wore black dresses and the contestants sported black suits and white masks. The men were then unmasked and given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience and panel of judges.
Next was a performance by Sophia Hunter a member of Entourage, who sang “Always On My Mind.”
The contestants then modeled their “sleepwear.” The men’s sleep attire ranged from silk to flannel pajamas and a wife beater (which was ripped off) to Speedos.
Next the contestants displayed their talent. The talents included interpretive dances, poetry performances, and a display of D.J. skills that roused the crowd.
Participants then modeled their “Jazz Night” attire. The men wore an array of distinguished suits.
Then, it was time for the question and answer session. The contestants were asked a variety of questions from personal to school politics.
This was followed by a rendition of the Disney song “A Whole New World” performed by Leah Johnson and John Brown.
It was finally time for the results. The crowd voted for Justin Ford for the People’s Choice award. Carlos Talison won Mr. Congeniality.
“The pageant was a great experience,” said Talison, a sophomore from Detroit. “I met a group of guys I may not have known, but now have had the chance to meet. We also developed a bond with the ladies of AKA.”
Jamarsa Peters was crowned Mr. Pink and Chad Patterson won Mr. Green.
“It’s a wonder to have the privilege to represent Alpha Kappa Alpha as Mr. Pink,” said Peters, a junior from Sheverport.
“It feels good to be Mr. Green,” said Patterson a freshman from Boston. “I believe we all did well as a whole.”
The winner of the title Mr. AKA was bestored on Jacques Roulette.
“Winning Mr. AKA was very overwhelming,” said Roulette, a freshman from Cleveland. “Believe it or not, I was nervous throughout the pageant.”
With the men having participated in a pageant, many wonder what they have to say about the experience of competing in front of an audience and judges.
“It was a great experience,” said Patterson. “Everyone should take part in the experience of being in a pageant, especially one done by a prestigious sorority such as Alpha Kappa Alpha.”