Misster Mensa Pageant & Fundraiser

A highlight event at each year's Annual Gathering, the Misster Mensa Pageant is equal parts prowess, parody, and pandering, proceeds from which directly benefit the Mensa Foundation.

Could you be our next Misster Mensa? Contestant applications are open March 1–30.

My Shot At the Crown

Misster Mensa Pageant & Fundraiser

Mensans hailing from an array of Local Groups across the country are cheered on by their fellow M’s as they showcase their talents, brains, and physiques in a hilarious competitive pursuit for the crown, sash, and title of Misster Mensa.

Our panel of judges comprises audience members selected at the start of the event. Judges assign scores to each contestant through the event’s sequence of competitive segments, including Sexy Legs, Talent Showcase, and Personal Interview.

As a clever twist, judges have been known to accept comical bribes from contestants in exchange for favorable adjudication. Audience members are encouraged to bring their singles (and twenties), checkbooks, and plastic for the chance to nab a seat on the judging panel, as well as to bid on some very valuable items and experiences that will be up for auction during the show.

Candidates are encouraged to campaign for earmarked donations before the event, both to give them an edge in the competition — bonus points are added to contestants’ overall scores based on the amount of pre-event donations received — and to give donors a chance to win fun and exciting raffle items available. The coveted ”Audience Favorite” title goes to the contestant who raises the most funds during the pageant itself.

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