2014 UM Parade of Beauties Is Show-Stopper

imagesOn Wednesday, the Student Activities Association presented the 64th annual Parade of Beauties at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Mississippi campus.

The 2014 winner was freshman Reade Heredia from Columbus. Miss. Heredia competed against 93 other contestants for the crown.

Nathan Darce, coordinator of student affairs, described the different elements of the competition and how the contestants are scored. Ten percent of each girl’s score comes from a set of interview questions asked on stage, while the remaining 90 percent is based on her choice of evening gown.

Carly Hadaway Mace Bales Amber Stephens
Carly Hadaway, Mace Bales and Amber Stephens.

“After the field is reduced to the Top 25, the contestants compete again in evening gowns,” Darce said. “From the Top 25 contestants, the Top 10 and Most Beautiful are selected.”

The Parade of Beauties began in 1950 when Janelle Green was selected Most Beautiful.

The winner receives a crown, courtesy of Lammon’s Fine Jewelry, a teeth whitening treatment from Lee Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the opportunity to ride in the 2014 Homecoming parade.

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Sisters

 

Amber Stephens
Amber Stephens

stage–Adam Brown, Sports Editor

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