UNK’s Alpha Phi sorority hosted its seventh annual King of Hearts male pageant Thursday evening at Kearney High School.
A dozen contestants representing various UNK fraternities, student organizations and athletic teams competed in dance, talent and interview sessions before a panel of guest judges selected the overall winner.
Adam Schultis of Diller, representing Christian Student Fellowship, received the coveted crown and sash and the title of Mr. King of Hearts.
Other winners were:
Mr. People’s Choice – Kendall Raschein of Red Bluff, California, representing UNK football
Mr. Talented – Brady Deprez of Omaha, representing Delta Tau Delta
Mr. Congeniality – Austin Jacobsen of Sidney, representing Sigma Phi Epsilon
Mr. Heartthrob – Brayden Wills of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, representing UNK wrestling
The King of Hearts pageant has raised more than $30,000 over the past seven years. Proceeds benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women’s cardiac care and student scholarships, and the S.A.F.E. Center, a Kearney-based nonprofit that assists people impacted by domestic and sexual violence.
Other contestants were Jose Arredondo, Sigma Lambda Beta; Yudai Takahashi, Japanese Association at Kearney; Ross Berggren, UNK track and field; Fabian Chacon, Phi Delta Theta; Andrew Burival, UNK Student Government; Nate Drozd, Pi Kappa Alpha; and Ben Pinkerton, Sigma Tau Gamma.