A tradition at the Colusa County Fair is the Mr. Cinderfella pageant, a tongue and cheek homage to the Miss Colusa County and Mini Miss pageants.
Friday was the eighth running of the popular contest, and a Pierce teen walked away with the 2019 title.
Emcee Jim Lemos announced at the start of the event, “We’re not making fun of any other programs. We’re not making fun of other pageants. We’re here for one thing, and one thing only, we’re going to have a whole lot of fun.”
Taking home the crown was Diego “Ruby” Medina-Rubio, after the grandstands rained down cheers as he danced in fishnet stockings to Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”
The pains of stilettos paid off as Medina-Rubio claimed a $500 scholarship and $1,000 donation to La Corona Boxing Club.
First runner-up Jack “Jackie” Ehrke from Pierce High School, who won $250 for Pierce High School’s track team and a $250 scholarship, was titled “Mister Killer Confidence.”
Other good-spirited males from Colusa County to participate in the pageant were Bryce “Brittany” Murphy, from Pierce High School, who was titled “Mister Hokey Humor”; Phillip “Casey” Saso, from Colusa High School, who earned the title of “Mister Super Silly Saso”; and Andrew “Sandra” Garcia, from Maxwell High School, who wore outfits inspired by Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe failure. ■