Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Miss Wisconsin, Sasha Langhoff makes headlines - helps raises almost $20,000

Straight from the Wausau Daily Herald - HOT OFF THE PRESS


Sasha Langhoff, the National American Miss Wisconsin 2010, was a featured speaker Saturday during the program that followed Wausau's Memorial Day weekend parade.


Sasha is an accomplished speaker, having spent many years participating in the National American Miss program. At the NAM National Competition last November in Anaheim, Calif., Langhoff was named first runner-up in the acting competition and fourth runner-up in the spokesmodel competition.


She helped raise more than $18,000 for The Salvation Army.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LOOK....it's Kaylyn Slevin

2-time former National American Miss Illinois, Kaylyn Slevin will tell you she is a "NAM girl" at heart and her mom will tell you that it's NAM that gave Kaylyn the boost she needed to do big things...and that is exactly what she is doing these days!

Recently, having re-located to LA to work for FORD models, as well as continuing her work as an accomplished television actress. Kaylyn is everywhere these days. Check out a few awesome things Kaylyn is up to and some pics she shared with me!

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At a shoot in LA

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Kaylyn is the face for popular girls pageant gown designer - Sugar by Mac Duggal

Kaylyn in a recent issue of American Girl magazine

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Getting Barbie-fied for a Barbie ad

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Another American Girl shoot

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tornado hits Joplin, MO - hometown NAM girl provides aid

A devastating tornado sweeped through Joplin, Missouri last night causing massive destruction and deaths. While many of use caught glimpses of this nightmare on the news or internet, our Miss Missouri Princess, Allison Leas, lived it... as Joplin is home for her and her family.

We recently spoke to Alison and her mom, and thankfully the tornado hit one street over from them, they missed it by a hair - but many of their close friends and family weren't so lucky.

However, in true NAM girl fashion, Alison has already taken it upon herself to provide comfort and aid to those in need during this crucial time. Alison has already put together half a dozen garbage bags full of stuffed animals and other children's toys and items and distributed them to family members, friends, and the hospital for the children affected who lost everything in the tornado. NOW THIS IS TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!!!! We are sooo proud of you Allison for being a ROCKIN' NAM GIRL!!

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alison and her family...and everyone affected in Joplin, Missouri!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

NAM Pageant Prep Training Session & Open Calls...coast to coast


National American Miss is one of the only pageant systems in the country that holds training sessions and workshops for each new and first time participant. Once selected as a State Finalist, girls are invited to attend these super fun sessions where they work one-on-one with modeling and pageant professionals. Girls and their families are guided through the different areas of competition, they are given tips and advice, and even get up and try it themselves - all while being critiqued by our expert instructors...and have an opportunity to start making new friends, develop life skills, and gain confidence.

While our Team has been touring the country meeting our the 2011 state finalists and showing them how to sparkle and shine, pageant weekend - we love getting to know all you girls and your families!

Thought I would share some pictured from a few recent open call and pageant prep training sessions from!

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A future Miss Utah Princess hopeful tries on the Crown and Banner and shows what her reaction would be if she won!

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Assoc. State Director, Breanne Maples, and Official Pageant Representative, Phil Roetter prepare for check-in at a Salt Lake City Open Call
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St. Louis MO Open Calls - Applicants meet one-on-one for their interviews with members or our selection committee

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Miss Missouri Jr. Teen, Cortney Landes and Miss Missouri Preteen, Kaitlyn Rigdon take a break at Missouri Open Calls with pageant choreographer, Brittney Sears

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Pageant Choreographers, Danice Brown and Brooke Pope keep Assoc. State Director, Breanne Maples running Kansas City Pageant Preps on time!

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One of these could be YOURS!

Pageant Choreographers, Danice Brown and Brooke Pope, along with Assoc Director, Breanne Maples show off the coveted Miss Missouri trophy in Blue Springs at our Pageant Preps

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Miss Missouri Preteen, Kaitlyn Rigdon signs autographs at Open Calls in St. Peters
And here come future NAM hopefuls..stepping up to the check in table at our Open Calls in Missouri

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Pageant Choreographer & Minnesota Regional Coordinator, Lindsey Sauerer poses with Minnesota State Finalists at a Pageant Prep Training Session in Rochester...and lets a few try on the official crown and banner!

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Miss Minnesota Teen, Brittany Link, and Miss Minnesota Jr. Preteen, Cortney Olson pause for a picture with Lindsey in Bloomington at Pageant Preps

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Official NAM chorographer & Minnesota Regional Coordinator takes time to show each girl exactly what they need to do at the pageant, including how to hold a microphone, stand, and speak like a professional speaker!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

True Beauty movement

Going back to a movement that has shaken up facebook - the NAM Teen Queen True Beauty Movement, where our Teen titleholders from across the country banned together to start something powerful...watch below and join the cause - let the world know how truly beautiful YOU are! Aferall, THIS is what being a NAM girl IS ALL ABOUT!

NAM Teen Queen True Beauty Movement from Amanda Starrantino on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Former NAM Iowa girl goes Victorious!

Victorious, Nickelodeon,  sydney pierick, Miss Iowa,  National, American, Miss,  Breanne Maples,  Lani Maples,  NAM, pageantsSydney Pierick, a former NAM Miss Iowa titleholder recently landed the role of "Kristin" on an episode of Vicorious, which airs on the Nickelodeon. This marks Sydney's TV debut as an up and coming actress! The episode titled "Beggin on Your Knees' aired last month on the hit television station! Way to go Sydney!

Monday, May 9, 2011

with NAM in her roots...this girl is growing major FASHION wings

JOVANNA MIRABILE.......1 name. 2 words. you want to know them.

I vividly remember Jovanna Mirabile's National American Miss Personal Introduction...."with a passion for fashion." But, this turned passion is vastly becoming a dream come true. Jovanna, who along with her younger sister, Nikki have been competing in the National American Miss program since its inception has since grown major fashion wings and is fast-tracking it to the top.


Studying at Parson's School of Design in NYC, Jovanna has recently been named a finalist in the FASION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR. If life couldn't get any better, J-Lo sported her handmade macrame corset in her new video, and she is busy interning for top desinger Diane Von Furstenburg. And of course, in true NAM girl fashion, Jovanna still finds time to give back. At the age of 13 - Jovanna founded Fashionita Girls, a charity program aimed at inspiring young girls to be themselves and embrace their inner beauty and hosts her fashion show to fund and expand her program.

To find out more about Jovanna and to see her collection: check out her website

Sunday, May 8, 2011

NAM, NFL, NBA...what do they all have in common?

NAM, NFL, and NBA all have one thing in common ... the girls! And no, I don't mean that NAM girls are trading in their tiaras and heels for helmets and jerseys. But, National American Miss girls across the country are going from center stage to center court...or center field as PROFESSIONAL NBA & NFL Cheerleaders. Here are few former National American Miss titleholders that recently contacted me with the exciting news about making the cut!

Name: Bishara Dorre
NAM Titles won: '06 WI Jr. Teen, '08 WI Teen, '09 WI Miss, & NATIONAL MISS
Cheerleader for: NBA - Milwaukee Bucks



Name: Taylor Gorton
NAM Titles won: '07 OK Jr. Teen & National JR. TEEN, '09 OK Teen & National TEEN
Cheerleader for: NFL - St. Louis Rams

Name: Kayla Casciano
NAM Titles won: '04 Minnesota Jr. Preteen, '08 Minnesota Jr. Teen
Cheerleader for: NFL - Minnesota Vikings

Now you can root for your favorite team...and your favorite NAM girl turned PRO Cheerleader!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

National American Miss's Joy Suprano - featured on Law and Order: Criminal Intent Tomorrow Night

That's right, our very own Joy Suprano is rounding the circle with the Law and Order series, among other notable acting accomplishments. When Joy isn't traveling the country working as Asst Director and National Emcee for National American Miss, shes working as an accomplished actress in NYC.

The past few months - Joy wrapped "We are the Hartmans," where she plays opposite Richard Chamberlain, "A Little Help" with Jenna Fischer and Chis O'donell and is currently heading to set as a reoccurring character on HBO's "How to Make It In America"

But, most recently, Joy will be making an appearance on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, after having already landed guests roles on the other two Law and Order serieses.

Be sure to watch Law & Order: Criminal Intent tomorrow night, Sunday May 8th, on USA as Joy takes to our tv screens!



Friday, May 6, 2011

NAM girls present The Evening of Hope



"The world needs dreamers, the world needs do-ers, but most of all, the world needs dreamers that do."

One thing that I just love about this program is that National American Miss girls are JUST THAT - dreamers the do! The awesome community support and outreach our girls are involved in continue to amaze me!

Two former National American Miss Wisconsin titleholders, Paige Kassner and Teaka Griesbach(photographed), have joined together to start their own fundraiser, with proceeds directly benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. The Evening of Hope Talent Extravaganza has become an annual event that continues to grow every year with amazing support and buzz surrounding it..it has become in an essence, the Talent Extravaganza du'jour in Wisconsin.

This year's event will prove to be the best yet as top talent from the state gather together to showcase what they've got in one night of hope - to make a difference.

If you are interested in participating as a performer or a spectator - check out all the information right here!