SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After a rigorous competition, Aidan Maloney crowned 2019 Mr. Spiffy High on Friday evening at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

“It felt amazing being crowned the winner this year because of how much competition there was,” Maloney said. “Everyone went all out for their acts and made it the best it could’ve possibly been. It was a great cause (NJ Sharing Network), making it all around a great night.”

The competition was the closest in Spiffy High history, with less than four points separating first and last place. However, Maloney was able to clinch the title with an impressive ribbon dance to “Let It Go” from Frozen and a lip-sync to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey.

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Maloney initially said he wanted to win the competition because he “hasn’t accomplished a lot in high school yet and it would be a big help.”

The night was filled with laughs, questionable talents and unconventional acts from all the boys -- some other memorable performances were a ballet performance from Ryan Lamberta and milk-chugging from Robert Mahorter.

The show featured an opening number, a fashion show in which contestants showed off their swagger and modeled tuxedos from Men's Wearhouse, a Q&A session, "talent" competition. At intermission a fan vote took place during which the audience donated dollars into the can of their favorite contestant. (The one that gained the most money received an automatic spot in the Final Four.) In the second half of the program, the finalists participated in an "epic lip sync battle" before Mr. Spiffy High 2019 was crowned.

Proceeds from the event went to NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. We are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 115,000 people on the national waiting list.

Mr. Spiffy 2019 Contestants and Escorts

  1. Kyle Isolda and Tara Kenoff
  2. Billy Kasper and Milly Jones
  3. Ryan Lamberta and Olivia Robertiello
  4. Miles Longo and Morgan Brown
  5. Aidan Maloney and Brigit Jacob
  6. Robert Mehorter and Julianna Scarcella
  7. Noah Samms and Mia Alvarez
  8. Sean Vlkovic and Kaitlyn Amato
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