1/22/2014 6:00:00 AM Jordan Velarde, Mr. Blythe 2014
Photo special to the Times/MELINDA BARTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY
Pictured, right to left: Mr. Blythe 2014 – Jordan Velarde; 1st runner up - Cody Holladay; 2nd Runner up – Kahlil Harris; 3rd Runner up – David Clark; and 4th Runner Up Austin Bennett.
Special to the Times
BLYTHE - Mr. Blythe 2014 pageant ended with Jordan Velarde crowned the next Mr. Blythe.
Twelve valley young men competed at the annual competition this past Friday night at the Palo Verde College.
The Miss Blythe Program and Palo Verde College Associated Student Government event unfolded in front of a near sell-out crowd, who were entertained from the opening of the curtain to the crowning of the winner. Talent competition included dancing, singing, playing the piano, magic, and harmonica playing. At the end of the show only Velarde took home the crown.
The list of the night's winners:
Mr. Photogenic - David Clark,
Mr. Congeniality - Dillon Smith
People's Choice winner - Jonathan Smith
Overall Fitness winner - Cody Holladay
Overall Talent winner - Kahlil Harris
Mr. Blythe 2014 - Jordan Velarde
1st runner up - Cody Holladay
2nd Runner up - Kahlil Harris
3rd Runner up - David Clark
4th Runner Up Austin Bennett
Velarde made his first appearance at the Blythe Bluegrass Festival, along with Miss Blythe Cristina Bequer and Miss Blythe Outstanding Teen Kailey Lee Saturday morning. The trio took time to greet the crowd, who was excited to see the new Mr. Blythe. Velarde plans to be a part of the opening number in the upcoming Miss Blythe Outstanding Teen Pageant scheduled for March 1.