The Parade of Beauties is a longstanding tradition at the university and provides a unique opportunity for contestants to showcase their grace, poise and beauty. The winner of the pageant is named Ole Miss Most Beautiful. Contestants compete in two phases of competition: private interview and onstage evening gown. In the interview, contestants have one minute to share a speech with the judges. In the evening gown phase, contestants compete in an elegant evening gown on the Ford Center Stage. The competition is narrowed to a Top 25 and then to a Top 10 and Most Beautiful.