BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School held its 2015 'King of Hearts' male beauty pageant this Wednesday, February 11. Organized by GL's student council every year, the event is a fun and simple way to raise money for the American Heart Association, while having a great time.
"'King of Hearts' is one of our most lucrative fundraisers," said Josh Quinn, Student Council president and participant in this year's 'King of Hearts'. "It requires little to no money to put together and all profits made go to the American Heart Association. I believe it brings a lot of students together through comedy and laughter and it's a great way to relieve some stress."
The pageant is a time to allow students to take a break from their hectic schedules and watch some of their most outgoing classmates crack a joke or two. From talent to swimwear, the pageant offers many fun categories to allow contestants to give the crowd a good laugh.
"I got involved with 'King of Hearts' because I thought it was a fun way to have fun on stage while helping the American Heart Association," says King of Hearts contender, Killian Quinn. "'King of Hearts' is a great way for the entire GL community to come together and laugh at a couple of brave kids who have enough courage to make fun of themselves."
This year, Matt Ward won the upperclassman division with his hilarious saxophone and dance performance, which made every person in the auditorium die of laughter. Tim Donahue won the underclassman division with his witty humor and hysterical dance moves.
The GL students look forward to next year's 'King of Hearts' and hope that it is as hilarious and successful as this year's.