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The 2015 UCF Scholarship Pageants, presented by the Campus Activities Board, commence Friday night when nine men display their talents in a competition to win the title of Mr. UCF 2015.

The event will launch at 8 p.m. in the UCF Student Union Pegasus Ballroom. On Saturday night at 8 p.m., 12 women will take the stage for their chance to be crowned Miss UCF 2015.

Both events are free to the UCF community. The judging panels will feature a former Mr. UCF as well as a former Miss UCF/Miss Florida. There are five phases of the competition: private interview, on-stage question, lifestyle and fitness, talent and evening wear.

Participants have been preparing for the competition since auditions in late September 2014.

This year's pageants will award $12,500 in scholarships among the 21 contestants. The pageants include sponsorship funds from the Student Government Association, UCF Alumni Association and advertisement revenue.

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Paige Wilson is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @paigeshortstack or email her at PaigeW@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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