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Glad to display body

As a contestant in the Mr. Spring Weekend contest, I would like to respond to John Lang's commentary criticizing the contest ["Mr. MIT contest is a degrading event," May 10].

Rather than feeling degraded, I was pleased at the cries from the audience when I showed off my body. It's important to be aware of your sexuality, and as a performer I enjoyed the response to my distinctly male body.

Part of the spirit of the whole contest was pure fun; how else could we scramble eggs on our head in the talent show and fall all over the floor in the charades? If we could laugh at ourselves more often we would enjoy life that much more.

Fred G. Martin '86->