Florida A&M University (FAMU) alum Marvin Thompson was selected out of 1,300 as one of the top two contestants for the Brides.com's 'Groom of the Year' contest.
“This has been a huge ride for us and we've received wonderful support from the Rattler community,” said Ebonee Rudolph, Marvin’s fiancée and a FAMU alum. “Since we are paying for our wedding completely on our own, winning this would be amazing!”
The 'Groom of the Year' would win his/her platinum bands from Tacori; groomsmen tuxedos from Men's Wearhouse; an entertainment console; a $2,500 voucher for a honeymoon in Paradise Valley, Az.; and a 40 inch HDTV. The prizes are valued at more than $10,000.
To vote for Thompson, log on to http://www.brides.com/sweeps/goty09voting/enter/long/. Voting will continue until Sunday, March 29, 2009 at noon.