When is Parade of Beauties?
Parade of Beauties 2023 will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Click here to learn how to compete!
Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. and will cost $10 for current students and $15 for non-students. Tickets are not general admission. Purchase tickets here: olemissboxoffice.universitytickets.com
What is Parade of Beauties?
Parade of Beauties is a longstanding tradition at the university and provides a unique opportunity for contestants to showcase their grace, eloquence, poise, and beauty. The winner of the pageant is named Most Beautiful. Contestants compete in two phases of competition: evening gown and on-stage question. The competition is narrowed to a Top 25 and then to a Top 10 and Most Beautiful.
Phases of Competition
- All contestants will compete in the Evening Gown phase of competition
- Contestants will be selected after this round to compete as the top 25
- The top 25 contestants will re-compete in Evening Gown AND will answer an onstage question
- A Top 10 AND Most Beautiful will be announced! (11 people total)
- 100% Evening Gown
Top 25 (prior score discarded)
- 80% Evening Gown
- 20% Onstage Question