Who will be the next Mr. Concordia? A Q&A session.

Name: Jared Hernandez
Class: Junior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Nursing major with minors in classical studies and history
Are you single and ready to mingle?: Oh yeah!
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: Some upper-level nursing students hustled me and I thought it would be fun.
What is your talent?: Shake it like jello, make the boys say hello! But actually, guitar.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A sloth because I don’t know anyone who walks slower than I do.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: Emma Watson!
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I can fold a fitted sheet and make it look like a flat sheet. I’m very domestic.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: Hercules.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Megara. If she was a princess.

 

Name: Dustin Boyum
Class: Sophomore
Major(s)/Minor(s): Vocal Music Ed
Are you single and ready to mingle?: Yes, I’m single!
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: It’s for a good cause and I thought it’d be a very fun experience.
What is your talent?: I will be singing “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A bald eagle because they’re my favorite animal. I’m just such a majestic person.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?:  Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons because they are the lead singers of KISS.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I’m afraid of Styrofoam. It freaks me out.
What was your favorite childhood movie?:  Pocahontas.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?:
Esmeralda.

Name: Ryan Solberg
Class: Junior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Psychology major with minors in neuroscience, chemistry and Spanish
Are you single and ready to mingle?: No.Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: The girls in LDS asked me to.
What is your talent?: I’m going to sing, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A panda because I’m nice and cuddly.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: Sean Connery. Aside from him just being awesome, he’s the original Bond.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: Aside from being a test tube baby, I’ve been electrocuted 7 times.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: Scooby Doo movies.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Pocahontas. If she doesn’t count, then Jasmine.

 

Name: Mike Rose
Class: Junior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology and chemistry double-major
Are you single and ready to mingle?: Yes, I am.
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: I was asked to by LDS, and I thought it would be fun.
What is your talent?: I’m going to rap.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A mountain lion because of its power and beauty.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: Dr. Paul Farmer because he is the greatest missionary doctor out there and he’s my hero.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I grew up in a town of nine people (a.k.a. Lynchberg, ND).
What was your favorite childhood movie?: The Sandlot.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Nala, the girl lion from Lion King.

 

Name: Arthur Gutnik
Class: Senior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology major with a minor in chemistry
Are you single and ready to mingle?: I guess so.
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: I was just randomly asked to and I thought it could be fun.
What is your talent?: Violin. I’ve played since 4th grade.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A penguin, but I don’t know why.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: Cohen. She has a lot to say.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I play baroque violin, which is something that not many people in this region have studied.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: Lion King.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Snow White.

Name: Garrett
Schiltgen
Class: Senior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Math major with a computer science minor
Are you single and ready to mingle?: I am not.
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: I was asked and I thought it would be fun. It’s something different.
What is your talent?: I’m going to dance. But nothing classical or lyrical.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A puppy because they’re the greatest. They’re sups cute and cuddly.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: Not a famous person… Probably my grandpa. I never met him but my mom and grandma say that we are really similar.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I live on a farm and, when I was little, I used to ride pigs.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: Any Disney movie. Probably the Aristocats.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Belle or Rapunzel. Bell was a nerd, which was cool. And Rapunzel because she had never really experienced the world.

 

Name: Andy Mackner
Class: Junior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology major with a chemistry minor
Are you single and ready to mingle?: Yes, yes I am.
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?:  Leland Johnson convinced me… He’s also single, ladies.
What is your talent?: I’ll probably do a science experiment or play my saxophone.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: A Siberian tiger.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: Walt Disney because of his creative genius and because he had to come through a lot of struggles.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I’m an Eagle.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: The Bond series. All of them.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Cinderella because her true beauty is shown when she finally comes out of her shell.

 

Name: Ryan Fellman
Class: Super-senior (graduating this May)
Major(s)/Minor(s): Music Ed and Instrumental Ed; minor in Spanish
Are you single and ready to mingle?:  I am single. And… I’m single.
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?:  It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do but haven’t had the time to do it until now.
What is your talent?:  I’m going to sing. Probably something spicy.
If you were an animal, what would you be?:  Definitely a saltwater crocodile because they are today’s modern dinosaur. They’re green. And they can survive on land and in sea.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?:  Probably Paula Dean because she would make an amazing supper filled with grease.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I have synesthesia, which is like where you can take sound and turn it into color in your brain. I didn’t know that not everyone had it until a couple of years ago.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: I really liked King Kong vs. Godzilla. It was awesome.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Probably Ariel because she got to interact with all the cool animals.

 

Name: Eli Johnson
Class: Senior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Music Education
Are you single and ready to mingle?: Yes, yes I am!
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: Because of Paul Flessland.
What is your talent?: Singing. Typical Concordia student.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: Could I be a flying dolphin?
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: I would have dinner with President Craft’s wife because she seems really nice and I haven’t gotten the chance to meet her yet.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I collect Starburst wrappers and I currently have a chain that’s about 10 feet long.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: Wizard of Oz.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Ariel, because she can swim and I can’t.

 

Name: Simon Erlandson
Class: Junior
Major(s)/Minor(s): Exercise science with a minor in psychology
Are you single and ready to mingle?: I am single and I’m ready to mingle if the right girl comes along.
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: I wanted to do it because I’m terrified of doing this in front of people, and I’m trying to get over that. I think it’s fun doing ridiculous things sometimes.
What is your talent?: I’m going to sing, but it’s a surprise.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: Something masculine, like an eagle or a lion. I would probably be something like a kangaroo because they’re odd animals.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: I would have supper with Justin Timberlake, just to learn his ways, to see if any of his anything could rub off on me. Like his ability to bring sexy back.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I used to be really quiet when I was young.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: The Fox and the Hound
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: Does Rapunzel from Tangled count? Because she has the voice of Mandy Moore, who I fell in love with in A Walk to Remember.

 

Name: Elliott Gielen
Class: Sophomore
Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology major with minors in art and chemistry; pre-dental
Are you single and ready to mingle?: Oh, I am so ready to mingle!
Why did you apply for Mr. Concordia?: Because I think that the YWCA is a great organization to raise money for.
What is your talent?: I might sing… or make a grilled cheese.
If you were an animal, what would you be?: I would be a gorilla because they’re vegan and can kick some butt.
If you could have supper with anyone, past or present, who would it be?: I just know I wouldn’t want to be at the last supper with Jesus… I think that would be incredibly awkward.
What is the most unique fact about yourself?: I met Nicholas Cage once and man, was he boring! Just kidding. That isn’t real.
What was your favorite childhood movie?: Fern Gully.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?: When I was little I was in love with Cinderella. I feel like we would make good children.

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