In front of a sold-out -- and raucous -- crowd of 350 Friday night at the , Star Real Estate CEO was crowned Mr. Fountain Valley for 2012.
"I had a great time," McDowell said. "Really, the fun part was meeting the other four contestants. I'd never met any of them, and they're really great guys. It's fun being the first Mr. Fountain Valley. I survived -- barely. I had sort of a routine planned, and once I got up there, I totally forgot it."
was named the first runner-up, and was named the second runner-up The event as a whole was as much a party as it was a pageant, as the crowd danced on the stage and in the aisles during intermission and after the winner was crowned.
"Everybody seemed like they had a great time," said Pageant Director Jeanna Hexum-Thomas. "The guys all had a great time, and we raised a lot of money, and that's what it's all about."