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2017 Mr. USU Eastern Announced


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Mr. USU Eastern ContestantsAlex Holt, second runner up Christian Heugley, Mr. USU Eastern C. Dean Thacker, first runner up Brennon Atterton, and Mitchel VanWagoner.
Photo: Emma Campbell/The Eagle

A 20 year old from Ririe, Idaho, was crowned Mr. USU Eastern Thursday night after competing in formal wear, swimsuit, question and talent competition.

C. Dean Thacker was named 2017 Mr. USU Eastern by the 2016 winner, Trent Malnar, from Roosevelt. Thacker played the piano and sang impromptu songs that wowed the judges during the talent portion of the competition. Each contestant was asked if a sitcom was made about their college experience, what would the title be and who would play them.

Thacker said a cross between “The Bachelor” and “The Office” because he has been single all his life and absolutely loves the comedy of “The Office.” The character to play him would be a young Harrison Ford because they share body types. He concluded with “and world peace,” which is used by all the contestants in “Miss Congeniality.”

Thacker serves as student body president and is lifestyle editor for The Eagle newspaper.

First runner up was Brennon Atterton from Pleasant Grove, Utah, and second runner up was Christan Heugley of Herriman, Utah. MC for the event was Malnar and Alex Anderson from New York City, NY.

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