New Mr. and Miss UCF
The Mr. and Miss UCF Scholarship Program began in 1984 and has been providing scholarships and opportunities to UCF students.
This past weekend, sophomore Angelo Baldado and senior Madison Daniel became the new titleholders of Mr. and Miss UCF, respectively.
Baldado, impressed with his original hip hop dance choreographed to Michael Jackson’s “Black and White.” The Cebu, Phillipines native ran on the platform Volunteerism: More than Just Service and hopes to use his passion to educate others on different social services and issues.
“This has honestly been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Baldado. “I’ve met so many people who are now my friends. I am excited for this upcoming year to represent UCF.” Baldado received a $1,800 Student Government Association scholarship and will join Daniel as university ambassadors for the year.
Daniel, running on a platform to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, blew the judges away with a self-choreographed performance to “Rise Up” by Andra Day.
“I am so overwhelmed,” said Daniel. “I am so thankful that my lift and everything that I stand for was represented so well in this competition.” The Oviedo, FL native was awarded a $1,800 scholarship from the SGA and hopes to serve the 8,000 families who stay in Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. She now has the opportunity to move on to compete in Miss Florida 2017.
The program is open to all service-fee paying UCF students who have at least a 2.5 UCF GPA.