Mr. Phi Significant is chosen at OU

By Kailee Mathias

Of the 18 contestants competing, only one could take home the title of Mr. Phi Significant 2014.

This will be the 26th year the event was held by the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma. The evening was military themed. This year Brad Schwarze was crowned the winner.

“It’s nice getting all the organizations of guys to come together and do this for us,” Lindsay Macco, Mr. Phi Significant chair said.

The competition was split into rounds. The first round embraced the military theme and the guys came out sporting some patriotic look. From Uncle Sam to army uniforms the guys displayed a variety of outfits. Each guy would explain their outfit selection, answer a Phi Sig question about the sorority and answer a question asked by the judges.

After that was a timed obstacle course.“It’s almost like our strength part of the competition,” Macco said.

Then the judges eliminate down to ten contestants for the final round—talent. In order to be in the running for Mr. Phi Sig talents had to be approved.

This year, Mr. Phi Sig won the crowd by performing a dance routine to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”

After performing Schwarze gave a reminder, “I am single, ladies.”

“When I was thinking of a talent to do I eat a lot and lift a lot and that’s boring so I started thinking it might be kind of funny to dance to Beyonce,” Schwarze said. “I had a lot of fun with my talent.”

“I think the talent is going to be my favorite part. My high school did something similar and it was hilarious,” Julia Poirier,” Public Relations chair for Phi Sig said.

After receiving the title, Mr. Phi Sig is expected to be a good face in the Oakland Community.

After the talent portion the gentlemen were given a rose to present to someone in the audience.

Tim Brown, last year’s Mr. Phi Sig got the opportunity to judge at the 2014 contest and perform before the crowning of the new Mr. Phi Sig. For someone who has been singing for years there was no question what his talent would be.

For me it was the stepping stone to getting more involved and broadening my horizons on campus,” Brown said. “It made me feel like I had friends who really cared and it pushed me to get more involved and become an active member in the community.”