Latex and Lace: Montana State University to hold condom fashion show
Condoms aren’t just for safe sex anymore — Montana State University apparently considers them as great clothing material.
Next month the public university will hold a Latex and Lace Condom Fashion Show, in which about 30 students will strut down a T-shaped runway — in front of more than 1,300 MSU students and staff — dressed in outfits comprised of condoms.
According to an email announcement obtained by The Daily Caller from Mandy St. Aubyn, program manager in the school’s Office of Activities & Engagement, the event will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 this year.
“In collaboration with the MSU Women’s Center, the Voice Center, AID Outreach and Bridger Care, MSU Health Promotion is hosting the fifth annual Latex and Lace Condom Fashion Show to kick-start the Sexual Health Awareness month this February,” the email reads.
This will be the fifth year the school holds the condom fashion show event.
Ashlyn Alsberg, a MSU student who works at MSU Health Promotion as a sexual health educator, told TheDC that the show is meant to be an educational opportunity for students to learn about sexual health.
“We want the audience and models to learn about sexual health in a very interactive and fun way,” Alsberg, who is helping to organize the event, explained in an email. “How we provide the educational side of the show, is we have slide shows that have educational information about all aspects of sexual heath along with some fun and funny facts as well. Our main goals (sic) is to educate everyone in way that people want to learn more about this information.”
At the end of the event — set to be DJ-ed by Missy O’Malley — five judges will select six condom-clad competitors as winners in six separate categories including: Most Safe and Sexy, Most Wearable, Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Strut and Swagger and the Academy Award (an award based on models’ hair and make up).
According to Alsberg, MSU Health Promotion provides more of the show’s funding; however. other outside groups offer assistance buying the condoms.
“They all donate their time, which I greatly appreciate and they help buy boxes of condoms which is also very appreciated!” she wrote in an email.
Watch video coverage of MSU’s 2012 event: