This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Mr. Beaver Beauty Pageant, a Miss America-style production launched during an era of Beaver College characterized by idiosyncratic festivities and “inside joke” events. One of Arcadia’s longest standing traditions, Mr. Beaver has attracted Britney Spears impersonators, Marilyn Monroe look-alikes, and even Ross Mathews—that’s right, the Live from E! and Chelsea Lately personality hosted the pageant in 2011.
Arcadia’s Student Programming Board chose “The Beavers Grimm,” a celebration of fantasy characters and legends, as this year’s theme. Shrek, Harry Potter, and Nintendo’s Princess Peach were among the lovely contestants.