Preview: Who’s the next MR. MINER?

As a hilarious male pageant, Mr. Miner is the ultimate competition for senior gentlemen to prove why they are the school’s top El Diamante Miner. Along with the overall title “Mr. Miner,” other awards are up for grabs: Mr. Romantic, Mr. Comedy and Mr. Intelligent. This year seven talented guys  have made it into the final round to become El Diamante’s Mr. Miner 2011. They have been competing throughout the week in lunchtime activities to prove their stamina. At the show competitors also perform a group dance, as well as their own talent, and answer questions. The judges, which are female teachers, declare the winners.

So who do you think should take home the honorary title? Who should be Mr.Romantic, Mr. Intelligent, or Mr.Comedy? Leave a comment with your choices and…

Check out THE SHOW!

Where: El Diamante Theater

When: 6pm Tomorrow (3/24)

Cost: $2 w/ASB, $3 w/o ASB, $5 parents

Here is quick background on the contestants:

Ryan Ginsberg
Ryan Ginsberg is 17 years old and will be escorted by Elaina Gregerson.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: Because I’m awesome.
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: My face. My sense of humor. My charming smile. My bulging muscles. My sparkling eyes.
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: The Mr. Miner pick, the crown, whatever it is. I just want to win.
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: Doesn’t matter, I will win. Well maybe Mr. Comedy.
Q: What will your talent be?
A: Just standing on stage, my presence.
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: No one
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Mr. Sheaff, he taught me not to eat yogurt in class or let Chris Wlasichuk in ASB pictures.

Brandon Hughes
Brandon Hughes is 18 years old and will be escorted by Kirsten Ward.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: To be known as the Class of 2011 Mr. Miner, the funny comical guy.
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: To be funny, to impress the judges, to answer all of the questions with a little humor.
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: To have fun with all of the competitors, even though it is still a competition.
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: Mr. Comedy, it’s my best shot.
Q: What will your talent be?
A: A little comical dance, it will be funny.
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: Marcus, because he is just as crazy as me.
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Big Hawkins; my road dog. We ride together, we die together, road dogs for life.

Samuel Jung
Samuel Jung is 18 years old and will be escorted by Samantha Price.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: I am Samuel Jung.
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: I repeat, I am Samuel Jung.
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: Fun memories.
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: I wouldn’t want anything else.
Q: What will your talent be?
A: Dancing!
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: No one, I am Samuel Jung.
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Mr. Tackett, I spent the most time with him and he taught me how to be a leader.

Chris Park
Chris Park is 18 years old and will be escorted by Dani Corona.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: I like to take part in lots of school activities, I like to dress up and show off my talent. I also enjoy the atmosphere of friendly competition.
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: To control my nerves and believe in my abilities.
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: To help increase my confidence, to try everything, never hold back.
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: My mindset is to win Mr. Miner but my next choice is Mr. Romantic.
Q: What will your talent be?
A: I’m playing guitar and singing the song, “Daughters” by John Mayer. I will be accompanied by Brett Cocagne.
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: Everyone is equally good in their own ways. We all have our own talents that set us apart from each other.
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Mr. Gostanian, my homeroom teacher. I never had him as a core teacher but he gave me experience. He directed us and allowed us to make our own choices and somehow those were always the right decisions.

Ryan Sanchez
Ryan Sanchez is 17 years old and will be escorted by Alison Sackerson.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: I thought it would be fun, more yearbook space!
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: A devilish smile and handsome good looks.
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: Numerous pictures in the yearbook!
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: Whatever gets me in the yearbook!
Q: What will your talent be?
A: Something comedic.
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: I don’t know but whenever I look in the mirror I see a handsome young man who could beat me.
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Mrs. Montanez (Luego). She made learning fun.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: I think this will be a fun experience and I’m not really that conceited.

Marcus Valadez
Marcus Valadez is 18 years old and will be escorted by Alexis Mitchell.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: I wanted to do my talent, to show my appreciation to Mr. Waters and the staff for giving me a second chance and for believing in me. I wanted to show everyone the person I have become.
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: It’s a secret, I can’t tell you!
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: A fun time with the group, a memory.
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: Mr. Intelligent, I think I would surprise a lot of people.
Q: What will your talent be?
A: I rewrote the song, “Doctor” and called it, “I need a Miner.” It’s for Mr. Waters and the staff.
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: It’s not a competition, I just want to have fun.
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Mrs. Montanez (Luego). She was like a second mom to me here at school. She always put a smile on my face, she stood up for me and never gave up on me. I appreciated that.

Alex Wisneski
Alex Wisneski is 18 years old and will be escorted by Ariel Sweetland.
Q: What is your reason for joining the competition?
A: I want to be Mr. Miner.
Q: What do you claim as your secret for success?
A: Looking good all of the time.
Q: What do you hope to get out of the competition?
A: I just want an award!
Q: What award are you going for other than Mr. Miner?
A: Mr. Romantic.
Q: What will your talent be?
A: The Napoleon Dynamite dance.
Q: Who do you see being your biggest competition?
A: Marcus, he can rap!
Q: Who has been your most inspirational teacher?
A: Mr. McGlasson, he’s hilarious!
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
A: World peace!