Today’s the day - OAX’s annual BMOC philanthropy event goes down tonight at District N9NE. The pageant’s got choreography for a cause, as OAX will donate all proceeds and donations from the event to Women Against Abuse, a local refuge for victims of domestic violence. The personalities taking the stage for the swimsuit and dance segments this year are bigger than ever - but only one can win. Meet the five seniors who will be stripping down to their Speedos to compete for the title of Big Man on Campus:
34th Street: Let's start with an icebreaker - tell me where you’re from and a fun fact about yourself.
Connor Wen: I’m from Cupertino, California, and I can sleep anywhere at any time.
Justin Haber: I’m from New York City, and I’m a licensed bartender.
Vinesh Arun: I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and LeBron James held me when I was younger.
Jake Levison: I’m from Fairfield County, Connecticut, and I was a scarecrow in the 5th grade in The Wizard of Oz.
Luka Martinovic: I’m from Long Island, New York, and English is my second language.
Street: What has changed the most about you since freshman year?
Connor: The number of times I go to Allegros in a week.
Justin: My liver.
Vinesh: I’m a little bit more light–skinned, I was pretty dark then.
Jake: I’m actually much darker than I used to be.
Luka: My gut.
Street: If you were a type of cheese, what would you be?
Vinesh: Pepper Jack. There’s a little kick to me.
Luka: Swiss, because I like holes.
Street: Who is your celebrity man crush?
Connor: Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Justin: Ron Jeremy.
Vinesh: Zac Efron.
Jake: Adam Sandler. Is there a better–looking Jewish guy?
Luka: Hmm...probably Brad Pitt.
Jake: Wait…is James Franco Jewish?
Street: If you ever became famous, what would it be for?
Connor: Saying something inappropriate on TV.
Justin: Waving at a video camera while committing the crime of the century—that I'd otherwise have gotten away with.
Vinesh: Being a comedic actor and doing stuff like all of the roles that Jonah Hill has had.
Jake: I'd be a male porn star.
Luka: I'd be a John Stewart/John Oliver/ Stephen Colbert–type late night host.
Street: What was your first screen name?
Connor: Mine was just Connorwen, I guess there aren't that many of me.
Street: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Connor: A high school teacher.
Justin: A stay–at–home father.
Vinesh: A baller.
Jake: A professional dancer.
Luka: A DILF.
Street: BMOC is rocking a Woodstock theme this year. What's your favorite oldies hit?
Connor: "Hotel California" by The Eagles.
Justin: “Shout” by The Isley Brothers.
Vinesh: It’s not from Woodstock, but "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.
Jake: "Pinball Wizard" by The Who.
Luka: "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees.
Street: At least three of those weren't written until after Woodstock, but that's OK. Next question: Why are you going to win BMOC?
Connor: The best coach: Hana Yen.
Justin: Charisma and sabotage.
Vinesh: Once I take my shirt off, I think that’ll just say it all.
Jake: Calf implants.
Luka: My hair gel/deodorant combo. It’s unmatched.
Street: BMOC involves a swimsuit portion. How’s your chest hair?
Justin: It’s there. There’s not that much of it, but it’s there.
Vinesh: It’s a work in progress.
Street: Do you have any hidden talents?
Connor: I'm double jointed.
Justin: I’m phenomenal at cornhole.
Vinesh: I can make the booty work. That’s all I’m good at.
Jake: Hidden talents? I guess you’ll find out at BMOC.
Luka: I can do a really good impression of Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy.
Street: Are you worried about the competition from anyone here?
Connor: Yea, Luka has posted about this in maybe seven plus GroupMe’s that I’m in.
Vinesh: I heard one guy’s body is a temple, so I’m a little concerned about that.
Luka: Yes. Look at Jake’s face. Blue eyes, facial hair…
Jake: Yes. Vinesh is a professional dancer.
Vinesh: Who told you that?
Street: What do you think about this interview?
Connor: This is tricky, you gotta give us these questions beforehand.
Justin: I think it's thought provoking and overall outstanding.
Jake: It's pretty bad, but in terms of our answers.
Vinesh: I’m slightly uncomfortable, but I’m OK with it.
Luka: I’m not, I think it’s awesome.
Street: Finish the sentence. There are two types of people at Penn...
Connor: People who play Blarney Quizzo and people who play Tap Quizzo.
Justin: The BMOC and other people.
Vinesh: People who like Saxbys, and people who are tasteless.
Jake: People who go to Smokes, and people who go to Blarney.
Luka: People who go over the bridge when they get out of Huntsman, and people who walk straight and go to Wawa.
Learn more about Women Against Abuse here.