Mr. MHS 2019 crowned at 30th-anniversary pageant


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Aaron Zagzoug sings the Beyoncé song “If I Were a Boy” in the talent category, before she’s named first runner-up.

Marlborough – Contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 30th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 22 at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium.

For the first time in its three-decade history, this year’s Mr. MHS Pageant included female contestants. This year’s “game show” theme inspired a production number featuring the contestants and their escorts dancing to the Bruno Mars song “Billionaire.”

Competing as Mr. Track and Field, Dan Pimentel ran away with the title of Mr. MHS 2019. Named first runner-up was female contestant Aaron Zagzoug, Mr. Sophomore Class. Recognized as second runner-up was Gabe Pimentel, Mr. Orchestra. The other finalists were Pedro Bassetti, Mr. A Cappella, and Colin Hennessey, Mr. Field Hockey.

Gaby Carvalho and Jaelyn Kassoy co-hosted the evening’s antics. Serving as judges were state Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough); Mayor Arthur Vigeant; and Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2019, Annie Lu, a freshman at Harvard University.

For the second year, the pageant’s sole sponsor was MHS Student Council. A disclaimer in the event program stated, “The Mr. MHS Pageant is a spoof on a beauty pageant. No harm or offense is intended toward any individual or group.”

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Dan Pimentel is crowned Mr. MHS 2019 by Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2019, Annie Lu.
Pedro Bassetti, Mr. A Cappella, sings in the talent category, before he’s named one of the five finalists.
Gabe Pimentel competes as Mr. Orchestra in the formalwear category, before he’s named second runner-up.