A local man was named Mr. Arkansas and will compete for the Mr. United States title in July.
Titus Warren — a 2019 graduate of Crossett High School and a resident of Crossett — now holds the title Mr. Arkansas.
Warren said the Mr. United States events will be hosted differently this year in abiding by Covid-19 restrictions, and that the July 20 competition will be aired via Facebook live and Instagram live.
Warren was selected as Mr. Arkansas via a video presentation since no large gatherings are permitted at this time.
The Mr. United States’s website says that the pageant has branded itself as the competition in search of The Nation’s Gentleman. Teens and adult males from across the country have the opportunity to compete for the coveted title that offers a spectrum of opportunities.
The Mr. United States Organization representatives say that the pageant, which started in 2016, doesn’t just measure a man on looks alone, but on his character.
“It’s a showcase of the qualities that distinguish men from gentlemen,” a news release recruiting applicants said.
Warren said he will compete in swim wear, fitness, formal wear, runway fashion and fan favorite, but is undecided if he will do the talent portion or not.
Leading up to the pageant, Warren is also responsible for following certain guidelines and completing certain projects.
“Building my social media platform is the main goal, but I also have several other tasks to do each week,” Warren said.
Last week he had to make a boomerang and share it on social media.
Next week he has to find and share health related posts to his social media accounts.
Warren said he wanted to be Mr. Arkansas so he can work with people in rural Arkansas and bring hope to those communities.
Warren said in his video presentation that his platform would be community involvement and he has many ideas on how to expand on that platform and he has asked that the entire community get behind him by supporting his social media campaigns and supporting him in the final competition.
The final competition will include voting opportunities for viewers.