Mr. Blue & Gold
Mr. Blue & Gold is the bearer of the Skule™ colours (Blue & Gold) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. He is selected during a Godiva Week competition in which he must perform a creative act for a panel of female judges and the reigning Mr. Blue & Gold. The holder of the title of Mr. Blue & Gold must drop his pants on command for any Skulemate who asks. Mr. Blue & Gold has one of the most unique hardhats in Skule™, with a trademarked half-blue and half-gold shell laced together down the middle, with a large Skule™ patch on the front.
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The Mr. Blue & Gold Competition has traditionally been held on Wednesday evening of Godiva Week. The competition consists of two main parts. First, in a humourous gesture, each Mr. Blue & Gold contestant is asked to put on a set of feminine garments and to pose in front of the judges seductively.
The main part of the competition involves a creative act which may include a skit, song, or dance. There are no requirements to the act, so long as the candidate ends up in only his underwear at the end of his act. Some popular acts have used fire, water, or other props to humour the judges.
The judging panel usually consists of seven judges - six female engineering students (which must include exactly one F!rosh) and the reigning Mr. Blue & Gold (who is the head judge). The female judges are generally chosen by the Mr. Blue & Gold or organizers of the event, and is decided by their (humourous) responses to a series of questions.
Following each act, the judges generally write their comments on paper to be read out by the MC of the night. These comments are humorous in nature, and are not meant to factor into the official judging of the act. The judges also have opportunities to ask questions to the contestants after their act.
The judges, although they are chosen impartially, have been known to enjoy tasty treats and refreshing BEvERages to aid in their selection of the winning contestant. Many contestants choose to make their 'bribery' in a public fashion during their act, with judges favourably receiving creative and personalized gifts.
The judges congregate in a secret location following the last act, and vote for the next Mr. Blue & Gold. Following the decision, the reigning Mr. Blue & Gold announces awards for each of the contestants, and the winner of the title. The new Mr. Blue & Gold is then presented with the Blue & Gold hardhat as well as the ceremonial Mr. Blue & Gold boxers.
Past Mr. Blue & Golds