Miss Tootsie pageant entertains
The second annual Miss Tootsie pageant drew a crowd to the Wadena Memorial Auditorium to watch male pillars of the community appear in formal gowns and hula skirts in spite of deep voices and armpit hair.
Contestants included Wayne Wolden as Ivana B. DiMare, Doug Curtis as Constant Lee Doodling, Erik Olson as Penny Pincher and John Kempf as Meg A. Byte.
Aaron Larson, a.k.a. Gyna Cology, was unable to make it to the pageant.
The event also featured the return of Dean Uselman's character Patti O'Furniture, last year's Miss Tootsie.
Other special guests were Miss Wadena Hanna Larson, Wadena's First Princess Haley Anderson and the Little Miss Wadena contestants.
The four Miss Tootsie contestants competed in casual wear, talent and evening gown with on-stage question.
Prizes consisting of donations from local businesses were awarded in the different categories and People's Choice Award. Doug Curtis as Constant Lee Doodling won most of the categories as well as the overall title, Miss Tootsie 2011.
The Miss Tootsie pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss Wadena scholarship fund which takes place in the