Although Elena doth not appear to be the beauty pageant type, she competes in Miss Mystic Falls with Caroline and two other gals who, no doubt, are evil, and not in the usual beauty pageant way.
ELENA AND CAROLINE COMPETE IN A BEAUTY PAGEANT / SPENCER LOCKE (“RESIDENT EVIL”) GUEST STARS – At the Founder’s Day Gala, Elena and Caroline compete for the title of “Miss Mystic Falls” against other girls from town, including Tina Fell (guest star Autumn Dial) and Amber Bradley (guest star Spencer Locke). Elena is happy to have Bonnie back in town, but Bonnie still has issues to work through. John Gilbert attempts to intimidate Damon, but his plan doesn’t have the desired effect. Damon discovers that Stefan is hiding a dangerous secret that could impact everyone in town.
So, does this picture signal the beginning of the (temporary) end of Elena and Stefan? As you can see, Elena and Damon have some serious chemistry, and that will be unfolding in the next few episodes. Never fear, I'm sure Elena will be experiencing the best of both worlds (aka, boys) for many seasons to come.