|“||My mom was really into this Founders' day stuff. She was even Miss Mystic in her day. I kind of want to do it for her.||”|
Miss Mystic Falls Pageant is a beauty pageant held annually in Mystic Falls. Typically, the daughters of the Founding Families compete against each other for the title of Miss Mystic Falls, though other members of the town have been known to enter the pageant as well. Formerly Carol Lockwood, amongst others, chose who would compete in the competition each year, following her death, students are free to enter at their will.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In 1864, the pageant was postponed due to hunting of the vampires in Mystic Falls. Anna, a vampire, was intending on competing, but couldn't after the vampires got taken to the church and "burnt". (It is later revealed that they were instead hidden in a tomb below the church.)
The first pageant was on February 7, 2010. Amber Bradley, Elena Gilbert, Caroline Forbes, Tina Fell, Blair Fell and one other unnamed girl were chosen by Carol Lockwood to participate. Amber was not a member of a founding family, but was chosen in spite of this. The event took place in the Founders' Hall. Each girl was escorted with the following partner:
- Caroline Forbes with Jeffery Lockwood Hamilton.
- Tina Fell with Bartholomew Whitmore.
- Blair Fell with unknown.
- Elena Gilbert with Damon Salvatore. (Originally planned to be escorted by Stefan Salvatore.)
- Amber Bradley did not appear at the pageant as she was taken into the woods by Stefan who then fed on her.
This pageant was held on November 28, 2010. Each girl was escorted with the following partner:
Throughout Legacies Series
This pageant was held on April 17, 2028.
Each girl was escorted with the following partner:
- Sasha Stoteraux with Bartholomew Fell Jr.
- Kim Hughes with Jesse Strohmeyer
- Josie Saltzman with Penelope Park (Originally planned to be escorted by Milton Greasley.)
- Hope Mikaelson with Roman Sienna (Originally planned to be escorted by Landon Kirby.)
- Renee Ford with James Stephens
Hope Mikaelson was awarded Miss Mystic Falls.
- This event occurred in the Season One episode Miss Mystic Falls.
- Hope Mikaelson is the current titleholder.
- Anna was supposed to enter in 1864, but the pageant was cancelled due to vampire hunts.
- In the episode Dangerous Liaisons, Caroline Forbes mentions to Klaus that she is Miss Mystic Falls.
- Another pageant was featured in the seventh episode of Season Four, titled My Brother's Keeper.
- April Young became the new Miss Mystic Falls during the Vampire Diaries series, replacing Caroline Forbes.
- This is the second event to happen twice, with the first being the Back to School Party, which took place in the first episode of Season One and the Season Three episode six, Smells Like Teen Spirit, respectively.
- April seems to resemble Elena Gilbert from the first pageant.
- April planned to be escorted by Jeremy Gilbert, but he didn't appear and Matt Donovan took his place, just like Elena planned to be escorted by Stefan Salvatore, but he didn't appear and Damon Salvatore took his place. A similar thing happened in the 2028 pageant . Hope Mikaelson was supposed to be escorted by Landon Kirby but ended up going with Roman Sienna . Josie Saltzman was also supposed to go with MG but Penelope Park talked him out of it so she could go with Josie.
- Known winners include: Caroline Forbes, April Young, Blair Fell, Miranda Sommers-Gilbert, Caroline's maternal grandmother, Liz's two sisters, and Hope Mikaelson.
- In Season Four episode seven, My Brother's Keeper, Caroline said she was the winner of last year's pageant (2010) meaning the second pageant was in early 2011.