On Wednesday, March 2, Rosen Life hosted the 3rd Annual Mr. & Miss Hospitality professional pageant at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Throughout the evening, students with a passion for the hospitality industry showcased their talents and professional skills. Senior hospitality management major Welsonne Renoir and senior hospitality management major Erica Flint were named Mr. and Miss Hospitality, respectively.
Thirteen contestants participated in talent, professional wear and interview segments before three guest judges: Mr. UCF 2016 Luke Hogue, Julie Ludwig, the 2015 Mr. & Miss Hospitality Fan Favorite winner, and Deborah Weissberg, an instructor at Rosen College. The 2015 Mr. and Miss Hospitality winners, Dale Reyes and Moriah Tate, served as pageant hosts.
Both Renoir and Flint received $250 scholarships courtesy of the UCF Student Government Association. Rosen Life also partnered with Knight-Thon to calculate the Fan Favorite votes. The audience had the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant during the show by depositing dontations into their respective Knight-Thon buckets. Junior hospitality management major Rachel Altfield was named “Fan Favorite” and in total, the pageant raised $433 benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network.