July 20, 2018
Mr. Legs 2018
Congratulations to Mr. Legs XVIII – Roberto Espinoza!
Mr. Legs contestants once again took Generations Hall by storm to raise money for Bridge House / Grace House. Emcees Laura Buchtel and Lauren “Fleurty Girl” Haydel kept the party going while judges Jana Blakes (of Les ReBelles), Denise Gerarve (of the Pussyfooters), WWL-TV’s Kristin Pierce, and Ryan Veuthey from NOLA Brewing scrutinized the costumes, routines, and – most importantly – legs of the contestants.
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust returned for the 2nd year in a row as the Presenting Sponsor and WWL-TV for the 3rd year in a row as the Media Sponsor.
More than 1000 attendees enjoyed performances by Les Rebelles and The Pussyfooters in addition to the 19 Mr. Legs Contestants; who’s performance this year featured special guests from Big Fun Brass Band and the 610 Stompers. The silent auction featured 70 fabulous packages including a one night stay at the Omni Royal Orleans, a three month membership to Ochsner Fitness Center, lunch for two at Commander’s Palace, 24k Gold Plated Linda Farrow Sunshades from Art & Eyes, and a year of donuts from Shipley Do-nuts. Kendra Scott once again hosted a Trunk Show during the event with 20% of the proceeds benefiting Bridge House / Grace House.
Complimentary food from 40 local restaurants was available to all attendees including dishes such as Red Beans & Rice from Joey K’s Restaurant, Pulled Pork Sliders from B.B. King’s Blues Club, Pork Belly Tacos from Gulf Tacos, and Bread Pudding from Court of Two Sisters. VIP guests enjoyed Strawberry & Almond Salad, Spinach Dip, Jazzy Chicken Tenders, Jambalaya Pasta, and Brownies from Copeland’s of New Orleans who returned for the 3rd year in row as the featured VIP Restaurant.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended Mr. Legs XVIII and especially our Contestants, Sponsors, Committee, Volunteers, Judges, Emcees, Staff, and Residents! 2016 was a record breaking year, 2017 exceeded our expectations raising even more money than the year before, and in 2018 it happened again! This was a our best year ever and we couldn’t have done it without you! Mark your calendars for next year’s event – July 13, 2019!
Contestants (in order of appearance): Jason Borja, Jeffery Carlson, Max Cannon, Steve Carnes, Jeff Director, Roberto Espinoza, Ryan Haydel, Travis Henthorn, Chris Kazik, Tucker Keatley, Dean Liljeberg, Eddie Overby and Craig Dupuy, Ryan Schilleci, Max Shelton and Igor Voznesensky, Brock Songy, Kurt Valvis, and Michael Zarou – Congratulations to all our winners!
Winners (Judges Categories):
Skinniest Legs – Jeff Director
Hairiest Legs – Tucker Keatley
Sexiest Legs – Michael Zarou
Best Costume – Travis Henthorn
Best Performance – Jason Borja
2nd Runner Up – Ryan Haydel
1st Runner Up – Michael Zarou
Mr. Legs XVIII – Roberto Espinoza