The Pageants Committee hosts two annual pageants for students that possess 70+ years of history and tradition. Miss University, an official preliminary competition of the Miss Mississippi and Miss America Competitions, is held each fall. Contestants compete in a variety competition phases to display their talent, public speaking ability and stage presence in this competition. Miss University serves as an ambassador for the school and participates in a variety of speaking, performance and service engagements to promote her social impact initiative, a cause she chooses to champion throughout her year of service. 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.