Dedicated contestants showed up to strut their stuff on stage for the “Mr. Legs” parody beauty pageant and benefit, a competition to see who could raise the most money for Bridge House / Grace House, whose mission is to provide gender sensitive treatment to those who are recovering from addiction, regardless of their ability to pay.

The 2021 fashion show, presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, took place at Generations Hall and was also available for participants to attend virtually via Zoom. Participants, their guests and program sponsors attended the program in person and enjoyed food donated from Copeland’s of New Orleans.

The coveted title of Mr. Legs XXI, awarded to the top fundraiser, was presented to Roberto Espinoza. Winners of the additional categories included: Michael Zarou, First Runner Up & Skinniest Legs; Steve Carnes, Second Runner Up, 15 Years Participation, Fan Favorite & Best Performance; Chris Kazik, Five Years Participation & Sexiest Legs; Travis Henthorn, Best Costume; and Jeffery Carlson, Hairiest Legs.

The 2021 Celebrity Judges were: Ryan Veuthey, Vice President of Sales at NOLA Brewing in his third time as judge; Liz and Al Copeland Jr. of Copeland’s, a VIP Restaurant since 2016; Simone Bruni, Demo Diva Demolition and former Bridge House / Grace House Celebrity Waiter; Malik Mingo of WWL-TV, 2021 Mr. Legs Media Sponsor; and Vincent Giardina of Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. Mike Hoss and Laura Buchtel served as Emcees.

Event At A Glance

What: “Mr. Legs,” benefiting Bridge House / Grace House

When: Saturday, July 10

Where: Generations Hall

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Emcees Mike Hoss and Laura Buchtel and Celebrity Judge Malik Mingo 

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Mr. Legs XXI Roberto Espinoza, 2nd Runner Up Steve Carnes and 1st Runner Up Michael Zarou 

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Celebrity Judges Liz and Al Copeland Jr. 

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Kevin Gardere and Celebrity Judges Simone Bruni and Vincent Giardina

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Diana Parham, Barbara Gaiennie and Else Pedersen 

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Sexiest Legs Winner Chris Kazik, Hairiest Legs Winner Jeffery  Carlson and Best Costume Winner Travis Henthorn