Mr Gaul says: The 6th Annual Mr T (Mr. Toledo) Pageant was held March 10 at Toledo High School. This lighthearted comical pageant mockery entertained a standing-room-only crowd once more this year. Although the number of contestants was down from past Pageants, the five participants gained laughter throughout the evening as has become the norm for this event.
Toledo High School Seniors Conner "Corndog" Vermilyea, Ryan Reed, Nick Brady, Bryce Goebel and Jesse House sported their outrageous beach wear and showcased their talents for the audience. "Corndog" Vermilyea's "magic" set the tone for the laughter. Reed's lip sync and Goebel's culinary talents followed and reinforced that this indeed was not a display of "true" talent. House's musical talents and Brady's "animal training" closed out the whacky attempts at talent. In the final phase of competition, the participants had to answer an on-stage question and strut the stage in their "personality" wear. This is what set Vermilyea apart from the rest. His hilarious response and "Joe Dirt" personality and attire was the highlight of the evening. At the close of the evening "Corndog" was crowned Mr. T 2016 and Jesse House was named first runner-up.