Mr. Mensa Pageant

Past and present Mr. Mensa Pageant contestants strut their stuff on stage
Past and present Mr. Mensa alumni reunite each year to recognize the current year’s winner. Sandy Marak

A highlight event at each year’s Annual Gathering, the Mr. Mensa Pageant is proportionate parts prowess, parody, and pandering, proceeds from which directly benefit the Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program.

Mensan men hailing from an array of Local Groups across the country are cheered on by their fellow Annual Gathering attendees as they showcase their talents, brains, and physiques in a hilarious competitive pursuit toward the crown, sash, and title of Mr. 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, Evening Wear, and Interview Question.

As a clever twist, the pageant’s judges have been known to accept comical bribes from contestants in exchange for favorable adjudication — or just friendly hugs.

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 a date with one (or more) of the contestants.

Nguyen “Win” Pham (Mr. Mensa 2011), of San Francisco Regional Mensa, serves as the event’s producer and emcee. For more information and to inquire about candidacy submission, please contact the Mr. Mensa Pageant Committee.

Past Mr. Mensa Pageant participants collage