Image credit: American Mensa/Sandy Marak. Pictured left to right: Contestant Rob Swenson of Mid-America Mensa; Contestant Nicholas Benedict of Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa; Mr. Mensa 2019 Jared Foote of Northeast Indiana Mensa; Mr. Mensa 2018 Chris Kilgore of Gulf Coast Mensa; and Producer, Emcee, and Mr. Mensa 2011 Nguyen Pham of San Francisco Regional Mensa.
Mr. Mensa 2019 Recap from Mr. Mensa 2011, Nguyen Pham:
This photo was captured on the first night of the 2019 Annual Gathering held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ at the annual Mr. Mensa Pageant, a benefit for the Mensa Foundation. I was wrapping my 7th consecutive year as producer and emcee of the competition show, and Jared Foote of Northeast Indiana Mensa had just been announced as the new Mr. Mensa 2019. In this particular moment, Jared was receiving his crown from Mr. Mensa 2018, Chris Kilgore of Gulf Coast Mensa, and his sash from Mr. Mensa 2011, me (Nguyen Pham of San Francisco Regional Mensa). All told, the 2019 Mr. Mensa Pageant raised just shy of $17,000 for the Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program.