Oshoway's "Curvaceous Cher" Declared No. 1

"Bodacious Barbie" (left) first runner-up and talent winner honored by Judge Whited - a humble "Mysterious Michelle" (right) second runner-up honored by Judge Evans

Contestants raise funds for American Cancer Society

By Bob Weaver 2005

Grantsville attorney F. John Oshoway, Mr. Relay 2004 winner, rose to the top for a second year before a panel of judges at Saturday night's Relay for Life fundraiser.

Real judges, George Scott, Thomas Evans III and Larry Whited adjudicated the event at Calhoun Middle-High School, which included seven "lovely" women competing for the honors.

The first runner-up was Michael Fitzwater as "Mysterious Michelle" and the second runner-up was Brian Hastewell as "Bodacious Barbie." Hastewell's "Barbie" was also selected as the best talent.

MC Rick Fitzwater kept the event moving before a crowd of howling fans who came to support the event which raises money for the American Cancer Society, the funds being used for research, education, advocacy, patient and community services.

The contestants went through a rigorous cycle of judging, which included talent, evening wear and personal interviews.

The audience voted overwhelmingly to have the participants appear in a swim suit competition next year.

This year's contestants - Seth Aldridge as Sexy Suzy, John and David Bugby as the Outrageous Olivias, Larry Butler as Luscious Lorissa, Michael Fitzwater as Mysterious Michelle, Brian Hastewell as Bodacious Barbie, Larry Heiney as Lucky Lolita, John Oshoway as Curvaceous Cher

The Country Kickin' Relay group from Enon Church provided concessions and the RAZE group "The Sharks" sold "Celebrate Life" bracelets.

"Do you do this often?

Here come the judges!

"She works hard for the money ..."