The lights were bright and the competition was fierce April 5 as 10 gorgeous TSU co-eds and four of TSU’s handsomest young gents competed for the titles of Miss and Mr. TSU 2013-2014. After eight categories (four for Mr., four for Miss) Marinda Frugѐ, a junior accounting student from Houston, and Nathaniel Harris III, a senior Spanish major from Jacksonville, FL., walked away with the crowns and titles Miss TSU and Mr. TSU, respectively.
Frugѐ’s platform as queen is titled, “S.O.S.” which stands for “Sustaining Our Successors.” Through this initiative she plans to build younger urban generations through mentoring and instilling the values of leadership, scholarship and giving back.
Second-runner up for Miss TSU was Ashley Pointer, a senior Psychology and Criminal Justice double major from Waldorf, Maryland and first runner-up Adrienne Tate, a junior Health Information Management major from Sugar Land. Second runner-up for Mr. TSU was Chinoso Ezeudu, a pharmacy student from Enugu state, Nigeria and first runner-up was Carlos Mason, a junior business administration student from Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Other winners include: Miss Congeniality, Shakita Prejean; Miss Photogenic, Adrienne Tate; Beverly Caldwell Leadership Award, Jasmine Moore Kyle ; Community Support Award, Adrienne Tate.
Vincent Powell and former Miss TSU Takasha Franklin served as the emcee for the program.
“Every contestant should be proud of their evening,” said judge #10. “All of the young ladies and men presented themselves with enthusiasm and great character and made the evening one of great entertainment.”