Mr. and Miss CPP competition to be held May 19

By Gloria Gonzalez

The third annual Mr. and Miss Cal Poly Pomona competition will
be hosted by the Educational Interest Council on May 19 in Ursa
Major.

“The students crowned Mr. and Miss CPP are expected to be
ambassadors for the University by being at important events,
encouraging collaboration and cooperation and just getting the name
of Cal Poly Pomona out there,”said Alicia Martin, Educational
Interest Council president, Miss CPP 2009 and fifth-year mechanical
engineering student.

The eight student finalists, consisting of 4 Mr.’s and 4 Miss’,
will compete in the Mr. and Miss CPP 2011 competition by displaying
their talents and Bronco Pride in four distinct areas: ballroom
dancing, a question-and-answer segment, campus trivia and a talent
portion.

The competition will be judged by campus faculty and staff and
will also include a student vote.

The competition is open to all Cal Poly Pomona students who meet
the requirements. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of
2.0 and be comfortable speaking and performing in front of large
crowds.

Once selected, the contestants are required to attend dance
practices.

Applications for those participating in the 2011 Mr. and Miss
CPP competition are no longer being accepted, and interviews of
applicants will be held this week. The eight students chosen for
the 2011 Bronco Court will be announced Friday.

Martin still has pride in being the first Miss CPP since the
competition’s revival.

“Being crowned Miss CPP has definitely changed my life,” said
Martin. “It has given me the opportunity to show off my Bronco
Pride. I love telling people that I was the first-ever Miss CPP.
There are a lot of things I have done, and been asked to do that I
would not have otherwise. It has also given me the confidence to
explore other avenues of involvement on the campus like
[Educational Interest Council].”

Although Martin is not competing, she still plays an important
role in the Mr. and Miss CPP 2011 competition.

“This year I am the Aesthetic Engineer for MMCPP,” said Martin.
“I’m in charge of all aesthetics which includes food, atmosphere,
decorations etc. I’m also on the Bronco Court Search Committee, and
I will help chose the eight contestants.”

Third-year International Business and Marketing student and 2010
Event Chair Brian Daily explained his history with Mr. and Miss
CPP.

“The reasons I wanted to be a part of the competition last year
were that I wanted to show my Bronco Spirit, and I knew that it
would look good on my resume,” said previous Mr. and Miss CPP
contestant Brian Daily. “I also wanted to be able to be more
involved on campus.”

Daily is now the Vice President of the EIC and will also be the
event chair for the Mr. and Miss CPP 2011 competition.

Martin encourages this year’s contestants to be their selves and
confident.

“MMCPP is not about being the best at anything,” said Martin.
“It’s about having spirit and pride for the university and not
being afraid to show it.”

The spring event is not just a competition, but it is also helps
to give back to the community because the proceeds are donated to
the Boys and Girls Club of the Pomona Valley.

One of this year’s sponsors is ELM Concierge, an event rentals
boutique based out of the Los Angeles area.

Tickets are available for presale at $2 a piece and $5 at the
door. A date has not been set for when the presale tickets will
become available.

For more information, visit the Educational Interest Council in
Building 26 or mrmisscpp.com

Mr. and Miss CPP competition to be held May 19

File – Daniel Nguyen / The Poly Post

Mr. and Miss CPP competition to be held May 19

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