Meet the Escorts

Each year the Miss LSU-USA Pageant Committee selects young men to serve as escorts for the Miss LSU-USA Pageant contestants during the evening wear portion of the pageant.

These young men are chosen for their involvement and leadership at LSU.

Meet the 2017 Miss LSU-USA Pageant escorts:


Chase August


“I am honored to be an escort for the 2017 Miss LSU Pageant and am looking forward to seeing the talent that these gorgeous ladies display for the evening!”

Grade: Senior

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana

Campus Involvement: President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Nu Psi Chapter, Mister Imani 2015, LSU Ambassadors, LSU S.T.R.I.P.E.S Program, LSU EMPOWER Retreat Facilitator, Spring Orientation Leader, 2016 Leadership Class of LSU

Hobbies/Interests: Working Out, Modeling, Singing, Acting, Volunteering in the Greater Baton Rouge Community

Fun Fact: He was featured in the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Beyonce and he has published research with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health


Zach Faircloth


“Miss LSU is one of my favorite LSU events of the year. I love getting to meet some of the amazing women from the LSU community. I’m always blown away at how brave these ladies are for competing in front of the huge crowd.”

Grade: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering and Political Science

Minor: Spanish

Hometown: Pineville, Louisiana

Campus Involvement: LSU Student Government President, Ogden Honors College student, Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)

Hobbies/Interests: Intramural Sports

Fun Fact: This is his third year as an escort for the Miss LSU-USA Pageant

David Maldonado


“I’m excited and honored to be an escort for the Miss LSU Pageant because this event supports Delta Zeta’s philanthropies and positively impacts the Baton Rouge community and those in need.”

Grade: Senior

Major: Petroleum Engineering

Minor: Business Administration

Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Campus Involvement: President of the College of Engineering, Vice President of Administration for the Greek Board of Directors, 2015 Director of Student Athletics for LSU Student Government’s Executive Board,  2016 Head Rho Alpha, 2015 Rho Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi Historian, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Hobbies/Interests: Intramural Soccer

Fun Fact: He went to high school in Cairo, Egypt and he can speak Spanish and Arabic


Jacques Petit


“It is so exciting to not only support Delta Zeta and their philanthropy, but to also be a part of such an empowering program for these LSU women.”

Grade: Senior

Major: Economics and Political Communication

Minor: Political Science

Hometown: Luling, Louisiana

Campus Involvement: Student Government, Pi Kappa Phi, STRIPES, LSU Liaisons, Honors College, 2017 Leadership LSU, 2016 Homecoming King, EMPOWER

Hobbies/Interests: Politics, history, reading, music

Fun Fact: He hiked the Grand Canyon last summer


Mason Tusa


Grade: Junior

Major: Finance

Hometown: River Ridge, Louisiana

Campus Involvement: President of LSU’s Interfraternity Council, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity chapter delegate and chapter president


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