Miss-ter Western?

Adriane Hardin

Ten men put their masculinity on the back burner Monday night to help children with diabetes.

They paraded across the Van Meter auditorium stage in dresses and makeup, each hoping to be named winner of the Miss-ter Western pageant, a drag show sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

“It’s something that’s for fun,” said Erlanger junior Krissy Dahl, president-elect of AGD. “It’s not your typical pageant.”

About $1,000 was raised for the AGD foundation for children’s diabetes.

Lexington sophomore Justin Bowen was named Miss-ter Western. Bowen represented Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

The pageant has been an AGD tradition for six years.

Dahl said the pageant raised a good amount of money this year and is a fun tradition.

“This is something you’re able to come do and just laugh,” she said.

Other winners were Andrew Breese, a junior from Inverness, Fla., and Jayah Kawa, a junior from Madison, Tenn. Breese is a member of Sigma Kappa fraternity. Kawa is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

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