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Student Activities Association (SAA)
University of Mississippi

When is Parade of Beauties?

Parade of Beauties 2024 will be held on Saturday, March 2nd 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 14th 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:

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)

Scoring Breakdown:

Preliminary Competition

  • 100% Evening Gown

Top 25 (prior score discarded)

  • 80% Evening Gown
  • 20% Onstage Question