Friday, November 19, 2010

Ole Miss Parade of Beauties 2010: A Closer Look Behind the Scenes

Parade of Beauties is an annual beauty pageant at the University of Mississippi, which is sponored by the Student Programming Board. This year, the pageant was held on campus at the Gertrude Ford Center on November 17, 2010 at 7:30 PM. The contestants were sponsored by different fraternities, sororities, and organizations on campus, as well as family and friends. This year, 81 girls were entered into the pageant. Each of the girls were competing to win, so they had to properly prepare to look their best for the night. Let's take a closer look behind the scenes at the intense preparation process of one of this year's contestants.

All 81 contestants were judged based on an interview held the day of the pageant (10%) and their evening wear the night of the competetion (90%). After each contestant had been introduced and had walked the stage once, the group was narrowed down to the Top 25. After the girls remaining walked the stage one last time, the judges narrowed it down to the Top 10 and Most Beautiful.

Elizabeth Blossom (left) was selected as one of the Top 10 Beauties in the pageant. Crystal Ausburn, Most Beautiful 2009, handed down her crown to the new winner of the pageant, Caroline Conerly, Most Beautiful 2010.

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