Bare-legged between her Capri-length pants and her stiletto heels, Parker looked distinctly un-New England, her hot pink scarf flashing "movie star" to a growing crowd of onlookers. At the John Harvard statue, the Harvard Krokodiloes surprised and delighted Parker by emerging from the crowd with harmony and finger-snaps.

At the afternoon's Woman of the Year parade, Parker rode through Harvard Square in a red Corvette flanked by Hasty Pudding members dressed in drag; well-wishers lined the streets yelling for her attention. "Show us your shoes!" shouted a fan from the Holyoke Center terrace, a reference to Parker's "Sex and the City" character, Carrie Bradshaw, and her passion for designer footwear.

The parade finished at the Hasty Pudding Theater, where Hasty Pudding President Greg Padgett '02 and Krishnan Unnikrishnan '02, vice president of the cast, roasted Parker, making good-natured mention of some of her less memorable films..

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