SAN ANTONIO - You may not believe what Cleto, Beamer and a bunch of other News 4 WOAI on-air people got to wear at a big charity fundraiser. Or were required to wear. But hey, it's for a good cause.
The San Antonio Woman's Club Fiesta Hat and Style Show drew a big crowd to the Marriott Rivercenter's Grand Ballroom Wednesday. It's the 114th year of the historic women's club (officially spelled Woman's Club, BTW) and the money goes to various charities.
News 4 WOAI's Leslie Bohl Jones both wore a huge hat and helped judge a hat contest.
Alanna Sarabia, who works on our San Antonio Living Show, is also Fiesta royalty herself as the reigning Reina de la Feria de las Flores 2012. So it's natural that she knows how to work a runway.
But then... came the news guys.
Where's Cleto? Wowing the crowd as he pranced down the runway. Okay, maybe pranced isn't the right word, but he had them using up most of their clapping energy before the other Men in Media hit the stage.
Our new morning anchor Michael Garofolo made it clear that the theme of this part of the show was all about the TV show "Mad Men."
Albert Flores brought out the glass full of something that sure looked like cognac (but we're sure it wasn't) as he hammed it up down the runway
Then Randy Beamer made the rest of them all look good -- by being his basic awkward self, wearing a brand new white linen suit and making it look rumpled and dirty just by putting it on.
He did carry a camera on each of two trips down the runway and actually tipped the crowd for enduring his "modelling."
The bottom line is the show made a lot of money for charity. And all of the News 4 WOAI people want to congratulate the San Antonio Woman's Club and thank them and Michael Quintanilla of the San Antonio Express-News for inviting us out.
And by the way, there were some other media people there too: Brian Chasnoff and Roy Bragg of the Express-News among them. For print guys, they're pretty big hams. Not as vain as TV news people, but hams.