Mr. And Miss UCO International Pageant Celebrates Diversity

March 25, 2014

Media Contact: Sydney Monday, Intern, University Relations, 405-974-2121, smonday2@uco.edu 

MR. AND MISS UCO INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

The University of Central Oklahoma will host its annual Mr. and Miss UCO International Pageant at 7 p.m. April 7 in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center on Central's campus.

The pageant celebrates Central's diverse international student population with representatives from 13 countries, decorated in their cultural dress.

The event is sponsored by the International Student Council, an organization that helps to involve international students in campus activities and provides support for them during their time at Central.

The overall winners are awarded a $1,000 scholarship, the first runners-up a $700 scholarship and the second runners-up a $400 scholarship.

The event is free with a UCO ID and $3 without. Seating is first-come, first-served.

This year's 15 contestants, followed by their home country, are:

Juhyuk Do
South Korea

Prisca Gnamitche
Ivory Coast

Alina Gorina
Russia

Tran Huyen
Vietnam

Meity Kumalasari
Indonesia

Barbara Marinho Lacerda
Brazil

Tan Le
Vietnam

Oon Feng Lim
Malayasia

Blessing Ogunbanwo
Nigeria

Ani Sargsyan
Armenia

Sonam Sherpa
Nepal

Ben Soumahoro
Cote D'Ivoire

Annick Tchouambou
Cameroon

Adalaida Tembo
Zambia

Rajana Tuladhar
Nepal

For more information about the event or the International Student Council, contact Brandon Lehman at 405-974-2448 or blehman@uco.edu. View pictures of the contestants at http://www.uco.edu/photo/InternationalPageant2014.

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