Mr. Kentlake

Written, designed, and compiled by Delanie Meisner – Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor

Photos by Lauren Killgrove and Nicholas Runyon.

 

Nik Hendrickson

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

I did it because there wasn’t enough people at the time, and I did it so we’d have enough money for prom and the prices wouldn’t be so high.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think anybody can do it, really. If they want to do it, why not?

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

Why I think I should be crowned? I’m just hoping I can get enough people to like me as much as the others, if not more.

What is your strategy for winning?

Strategy? Trying to get the crowd to laugh and get them involved.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

It’s just something I’ve been teaching myself over the past few days, and I’m just trying to perfect it.

How would you celebrate?

I’ll obviously be excited, but I’ll probably just have family and stuff with me, or friends.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

It hasn’t been that hard. The hardest part has been like, just figuring out what I’m going to do and what I need to get for it.

Aaron Byrd

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

Not a lot of guys were doing it and I just kind of thought it was a fun way to, I don’t know, it’s just kind of a tradition.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I mean, I’m a senior, so that automatically qualifies me. So, I mean, I don’t know.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I’m not going to say I should be crowned Mr. Kentlake, but I think my act is pretty fire.

What is your strategy for winning?

Make as much of an ass of myself as possible.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I’ll be wearing a dress.

How would you celebrate?

I don’t know. Probably just go home.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Well, the snow-pocalypse kind of ruined everyone’s plans for anything and now we’re trying to scramble and get everything all ready.

Brandon Jessup

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

‘Cause it was fun.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

‘Cause I’m super cool.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

‘Cause I’m super cool.

What is your strategy for winning?

I’ll just go up there and be like, ‘Okay guys, I’m the coolest guy up here, just vote for me.’ And everyone will just vote.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I might possibly die, but it will be great. It will be huge. It’ll be tremendous.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Annoying.

Chris Moore

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

It’s senior, and why not do something to make people laugh?

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I’m a funny guy who thinks he can make it as Mr. Kentlake.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I’m doing it more not to be crowned, but just to make people laugh. So if I lose, I lose. If I win, I win.

What is your strategy for winning?

Make everybody laugh as hard as they can.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I’ll bring the good old country-boy charm.

How would you celebrate?

Go have a bonfire.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Listening to the songs that I want to be in my act, and then making sure I have all the costumes ready.

Niklas Henning

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

I decided because I kind of wanted to push myself, step out of my comfort zone.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think I have a right attitude towards it, just have fun and stuff. And also that, I’m just there to have fun and also have some unique talents.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I don’t know if I should specifically be crowned anything. I think everyone that’s competing in Mr. Kentlake is actually good, so I think whoever ends up going to kind of deserves it.

What is your strategy for winning?

Just to have fun.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I think it’s pretty much all secret, though, some of my friends know what I’m doing. But other than that…

How would you celebrate?

With other people.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

It’s actually been pretty fun as a group. We started a group chat, just out there practicing and stuff like that. It’s pretty fun.

Alec Johnson

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

I decided to compete for Mr. Kentlake because not a lot of sophomores do and I just thought that I would have a good time and just make fun of myself all the time.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think I bring some comedy to the table, I am all right at singing, I think I am a good singer, and I enjoy going out there and making a scene and making a big production.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

Because I’m a really funny guy, and I think I’ll show my heart out at Mr. Kentlake.

What is your strategy for winning?

My strategy is just to make the biggest fool of myself and go as hard as I can.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

It’s all secret.

How would you celebrate?

I would probably invite all the contestants to my house and have a big dinner or party or something.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

It’s been really stressful because I don’t know if what I’m going to do is funny, so I keep constantly thinking, ‘is this going to be funny with people? Is this going to be okay?’ And stuff like that. It’s been kind of stressful trying to figure everything out like that.

Kyle Combs

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

It was my senior year and last year it was really fun.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think I am outgoing and a fun, funny person.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I don’t know. Because it would be a great honor and I would appreciate it.

What is your strategy for winning?

Make myself look goofy.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

The fashion show, that’s going to be pretty funny.

How would you celebrate?

I would probably go out to dinner with my friends.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Practices two times a week and trying to come up with new ideas. Yeah, Its been really fun, I enjoy hanging out with all the guys, and its great company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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