Delta Zeta raises $4K with Dream Man and Greek Goddess event

By Leah Spagnoli

DeKALB | Over $4,000 was raised in the 16th annual Dream Man and Greek Goddess philanthropic event

Delta Zeta sorority hosted the event Tuesday night in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center.

Andrew Cinelli of Delta Chi was named the 2011 Dream Man and Abbie Molnar of Alpha Sigma Alpha won the 2011 Greek Goddess competition.

Jack Stevens of Phi Kappa Theta was the runner up for Dream Man, while Katie Reporto of Sigma Sigma Sigma took second place for Greek Goddess.

“It was fabulous,” said Samantha Berta, junior family individual development major and a member of Delta Zeta, who planned the event. “There was an amazing turn out. It was sold out. The contestants did great. But I couldn’t have done it without my sisters.”

The winners were judged on chapter participation, pre-pageant interview, formal wear, swim wear, talent, on-stage question and penny voting.

Cinelli performed a ribbon dance to the theme song of “Chariots of Fire” for the talent portion, while Molnar did a dance to “Higher and Higher” by Taio Cruz.

Both contestants were asked questions picked randomly out of a jar during the on-stage question portion. When Cinelli was asked what would he do if he won $2 billion; he answered that he would drop out of school, move somewhere warm, throw a party and invite all of the Greek people.

“I was really thrilled to win, definitely nervous,” said Cinelli, a junior physical education major. “It was great to win because Delta Chi is new on campus. I want to say thank you to the Delta Zeta’s for putting on a great show.”

Molnar, freshman corporate communications major, was asked “What reality TV show would you want to be on and why,” she answered “Jersey Shore” because it’s the “best show ever.”

“I’m pretty proud to win because no one in Alpha Sigma Alpha has won in a couple years,” Molnar said. “It was good to break the streak. It feels good that all my hard work paid off as well.”

There were 15 contestants total in the competition on Tuesday night. Each person was a member of a different of a fraternity or sorority.

“Everything couldn’t have gone better,” said Kara Moroni communicative junior disorders major and Delta Zeta president. “The turn out was amazing and all the contestants looked beautiful and did great,”

Overall, Delta Zeta raised about $4,250 for the event, a spokesperson said. All proceeds will benefit Gallaudet University, the only four-year university designed for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as the Painted Turtle Camp to help sick children build confidence and self-esteem.