In the castleteria, Ashlynn is sitting with Hunter and the Rebels.
Hey, this salad totally reminds me, we're having a sale at the Glass Slipper!
How does salad remind you of—
You're cute. [She holds a finger out.] So, who wants to go shopping after school?
Ohh...I can't! 'Cause I entered the Royal's beauty pageant, but I didn't want to tell you guys, 'cause I thought you'd think it's silly, [Puts her hands on her hips and continues speaking confidently.] but I love spellebrating being awesome, empowered girls.
Oh, ho-ho, [She puts her hand on Cedar's shoulder.] it's not silly, Cedar! I say go for it!
In the charmitorium, the White Queen is lecturing Apple and Briar, along with Cedar in preparation for the pageant.
Bigger smile, Ms. White! Bigger Ms. Beauty! Cheshire big, Ms. Wood! [She puts her fingers on her cheeks and forces it bigger.]
My cheeks are hurting!
Beauty is not always pretty!
Apple, Briar and Cedar all walk in a straight formation. Cedar is tagging behind because of the shoes she is wearing.
Oh, these shoes are so uncomfortable! How are we supposed to walk in them? [Topples over.] Huh...whoa!
Gracefully, my dear! [She holds a finger out as Cedar stands back up with her face hidden in a tuba.]
She paces past the three girls.
For the debate portion of the pageant, the topic will be... Why is looking good more important than, well, anything?
Now, wait just a splinter! I thought this pageant was about what it means to be a beautiful girl! [She steps forward.] Not painful shoes!
Apple glances down.
Not silly smiles!
Apple touches her face.
Real stuff! Like being smart, and graceful, and—whoa! [She trips and falls onto a drum, but bounces back.] —and-and the beauty inside of us!
[Worriedly.] She's right!
Apple is in the student lounge, flipping through her album of the many beauty contests she's won.
Apple, I'm, well, I'm sorry for what I said at the rehearsal.
Why? You told the truth. [She puts her album down and Cedar sits next to her.] But you made me realize the pageant doesn't spellebrate what being beautiful is really all about. [Stands up.]
So...what could we do?
[Turns around.] We re-invent the contest!
You mean like, change the debate, make it about being awesome, empowered girls?
Isn't that where real beauty comes from? [The two of them smile and hold hands.]
True beauty means living every day at our best, and never forgetting that each of us is special [Winks to Cedar, who winks back.] in our own enchanting way.
That was...beautiful! Does our judge have a winner?
I've thought long and hard, and, and I choose me. [Gestures to himself.] Ho-ho-ho, whoa! [He trips and falls offstage.]