It was recently announced that celebrated talk show host Regis Philbin will be the master of ceremonies for the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 8 in Ocean City.

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Best known for his talk show “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” later “Live with Regis and Kelly,” Philbin’s ability to marry humor with nostalgia makes him a captivating presenter, perfect for the Mr. Mature Pageant, a competition dedicated to celebrating talent and poise in men 55 and older. It will be held at the Ocean City Music Pier and is sponsored by the Flanders Hotel.

Philbin will also serve as the grand marshal for Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade, which will open the summer season at noon on April 8.

The Mr. Mature Pageant is still accepting candidates; head to OCNJ.us/MrMature to apply. Tickets for the show are $25 to $35 and will go on sale in early March at OceanCityVacation.com/boxoffice.

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