Monday, January 30, 2012

Not a NAM pageant in your homestate....you can still be a part of the NAMFAM!

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Do you live in a state that we do not currently hold a state event, but you are between the ages of 4 and 20? This is your chance to represent and serve your state all year long as State Royalty!

National American Miss is the largest pageant in the nation for young women. We are so excited to extend an invitation to you to be a part of our program! At this time, we are not offering a program in your state for your age group. However, we hope you will be a part of our Appointed Representative Program. The girl that is selected as the State Representative will be given the opportunity to compete at the National Pageant, in Hollywood California for the National Title of NATIONAL AMERICAN MISS.
It’s your chance to make memories that last a lifetime!


Deadline: Friday, April 20th
For more information you can also call our National Office at 281-496-9000


Here’s How It Works…Once we receive your filled out resume, completed essays, and you have included your registration fee with your photograph, then we will call you to set up a phone interview. When the phone interview has been completed, then your entire entry will be placed in the hands of the selections committee. The selections committee will review the elements of your completed application and score each portion of the competition. Then, the new state queen will be awarded along with the four runner-ups.

The winner will be appointed the title of National American Miss for your state and will attend the National Pageant during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, California at Disneyland to compete for the National American Miss Queen’s Title. The 4 Runners-Up will be given the opportunity to represent their state as a city queen and to attend the National Pageant to compete for the National All-American Miss Queen’s Title.


Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest pageant system for young girls and women. You could be driving home from California in your brand new Ford Mustang Convertible. Check out all the details atwww.namiss.com/car.

***APPLY NOW ***
Click on your age division to download an Official Application:


MISS
ages 19 & 20
(as of January 1st this year)
PRE-TEEN
ages 10, 11 & 12
(as of January 1st this year)
TEEN
ages 16, 17 & 18
(as of January 1st this year)
JR. PRE-TEEN
ages 7, 8 & 9
(as of January 1st this year)
JR. TEEN
ages 13, 14 & 15
(as of January 1st this year)
PRINCESS
ages 4, 5 & 6
(as of January 1st this year)
Deadline: Friday, April 20th

For more information you can also call our National Office at
281-496-9000

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Arizona Royalty = BUSY GIRLS!

Our 2011 Arizona Royalty just has not stopped! I'm pretty sure there has not been 1 week-end where at least one of them isn't doing some form of community service. In two months, the girls have done eveything from fairs to food drives. Check out what these busy girls have been up to while representing the great state of Arizona!


Amber Cochran ( AZ JR. Pre-Teen), Raina Donati (AZ Pre-Teen), & Nicole Burdick (AZ Miss) had fun acting as judges at a local Pumpkin Festival

Each of the Girls held their own food drives, to benefit the United Food Bank. Here, Amber Cochran(AZ Jr. Pre-Teen) poses with all the food she helped raise donations from family & friends

Lexe Richardson(AZ Teen), Amber Chochran(AZ Jr. Pre-Teen) & Nicole Burdick(AZ Miss) are guests in numerous parades, including the ASU homecoming parade
Nicole Burdick(AZ Miss), Raina Donati(AZ Pre-Teen), & Amber Cochran(AZ Jr. Pre-Teen) continue their annual weekly service with Feed My Starving Children


Thursday, January 26, 2012

National American Miss Talent Contest

Does National American Miss have a talent competition? Yes...but it's totally optional, you do not have to do it, and it has nothing to do with who wins their state title.

But, it's during this Optional Competition that I see some amazing things. I can honestly say that I have seen literally EVERYTHING during our Optional Talent Competition. From tap, jazz, musical instruments, cultural dances, hip-hop, crunking, hula-hooping, hula-ing, limboing, limboing while on rollerblades....I mean....seriously everything! And I am constantly wowed and impressed by the super cool talents girls across the country posses. So many of our girls have gone on to American Idol & Broadway and we are soo proud that they took to the NAM stage on their journey.

Anyways, just came across this youtube of one of our contestants here at National American Miss performing her talent on-stage at last year's Illinois Pageant and thought I would share. Also, this is a great example of a good talent for our older divisions - there is difficulty, a strong performance level (look at her confidence,smile and facial expressions), an appropriate costume, it's entertaining, unique, and memorable.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MISS DIVISION...now selecting applications


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HEY GIRLS ages 19-20!!
Want to be part of NAM, but thought you were too old?
Well, think again sistas!!
We are now accepting applications for our MISS division.

Apply here today, and you could be your state's 2012 Miss queen, representing college aged women across your state through this college application-like process.

Here’s How It Works…Once we receive your filled out resume, completed essays, and you have included your registration fee with your photograph, then we will call you to set up a phone interview. When the phone interview has been completed, then your entire entry will be placed in the hands of the selections committee. The selections committee will review the elements of your completed application and score each portion of the competition. Then, the new state queen will be awarded along with the four runner-ups.

The winner will be appointed the title of National American Miss for your state and will attend the National Pageant during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, California at Disneyland to compete for the National American Miss Queen’s Title. The 4 Runners-Up will be given the opportunity to represent their state as a city queen and to attend the National Pageant to compete for the National All-American Miss Queen’s Title.
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Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest pageant system for young girls and women. You could be driving home from California in your brand new Ford Mustang Convertible. Check out all the details at www.namiss.com/car.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Miss Nebraska Jr. Pre-Teen continues to educate kids about water safety

angel strong, miss nebraska, NAM,  winners, a scam?, pageants, stories,   josh the otter, joshua collingsworth memorial foundation, water safety, Breanne Maples,  Lani Maples,  Blog, National American Miss,  websiteAngel Strong, Miss Nebraska Jr. Pre-Teen, alongside Josh the Otter is determined to prevent drowning in young children and educate tots about water safety. Together Angel and Josh the Otter are making a difference as spokesmodels for the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation - one of Nebraska's leading charitable organizations. While making appearance and helping with swim classes, together they pass out books and stickers and make sure that every school and library has the Josh the Otter Book that teaches water safety. Now that's doing some NAM-tastic good work!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Miss Massachusettes has beaten the odds..


Charlotte Papp, NAM  winners, National American Miss,  costs, Breanne Maples,  Lani Maples,  The College of Wooster, NAM  winners,  storiesI recently found this article about Charlotte Papp, National American Miss Massachusetes 2011. Charlotte begin competing in pageants when she was in 7th grade and is now a Communications Studies major at The College of Wooster.

However, when Charlotte was years old, she was diagnosed with Traposition of the Great Arteries (TGA). The survival rate is less than 8% and for those who do recover are often left with a range of health issues including ADHD and speech impediments...and playing sports are usually not an option.

However, it was pageants where Charlotte found an arena where she was able to challange herself, develop a platform that was meaningful to her, and give back. Through pageantry, she has developed "Have A Heart." Through this organization she collects books and stuffed animals to donate to local children's hospitals recovering from the same therapy and surgery she once had to undergo.

How perfect her own platform tied in with the National American Miss Books & Bears Community Involvement Program.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Local News reaches out to lend support for Miss Illinois Teen's amazing cause

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The local newspaper was so inspired by her movement, that they too are doing their part to get the message out about her platform and featured her in a recent article, encouraging others to get involved, as well.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A timeline from dad's eyes....

FLASHBACK.....

June 2011 - Peyton Newman, a 9 year old from Vernon Hills, Illinois receives an invitation to attend an Open Call.

June 2011 - Peyton's dad, Terry, being a bit skeptical signs her up anyways for the Open Call before discussing it with her mom. Mom is not happy with Dad.

June 2011 - Peyton's mom, Michelle, is skeptical of what all this "Open Call pageant thing would be about. " So, Peyton's mom, Michelle calls another mom - Joey Pearlman. Joey, is the mom of Lindsey, Peyton's friend who has recommended Peyton to National American Miss and has done the National American Miss pageant in the past. Joey & Lindsey tell Peyton and her parents - DO IT! IT'S AWESOME!

July 2011 - Peyton attends the Open Call with her mom and dad, and is selected as a state finalist. Peyton's mom and dad are impressed with National American Miss.

August 2011 - Peyton attends the Free Pageant Prep Training Session that National American Miss offered and Peyton keeps practicing everything she learns.

September 2011 - Pageant time is here. Peyton has the time of her life and enjoys meeting
new friends at her state pageant. Peyton's dad loves escorting her on-stage during the Formal Wear Competition and bonding with his daughter. Peyton's mom loves watching her daughter get up on stage with such confidence. Peyton's brothers like all the pretty girls. Peyton even wins the pageant and becomes the National American Miss Illinois Jr. Pre-Teen. Peyton and her family can't believe it!

November 2011 - Peyton and her formally skeptical parents , and excited 2 brothers head to Nationals in Anaheim, CA. Peyton wins the NATIONAL PAGEANT. Peyton is the 2011-2012 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen. Peyton will travel the next year across the country making appearances, modeling, and reaching out to others while working on her literacy campaign. You see, Peyton is like all little girls - she has big dreams.

January 2012 - Peyton's dad, Terry, sends me, Breanne Maples - Associate State Director, this message:
It's Peyton's dad, Terry. This whole NAM thing rocks! I was fairly skeptical at first, as you might remember, but truly appreciate what the "crown" enables these girls to do. You know, you can either be a queen and simply be pretty or use it to open doors and really make a difference. In addition to volunteering, Peyton has already raised another 1,000+ books for her literacy campaign as well. This is amazing. She will touch the lives of children she will never know. How cool is that? Hope all is well and Happy New Year.

Today and Everyday - National American Miss is honored & humbled.

*Thanks for sharing your excitement, Mr. Newman!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ronald McDonald House experience touches the hearts of our Illinois Royalty

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Knowing this awesome group of girls...im sure they did just that.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pageant Planet chats it up with Peyton Newman - our new National American Miss Jr. Preteen

Steven Roddy, founder of The Pageant Planet attended our National Event this past Thanksgiving, doing LIVE coverage and behind the scenes sneak peeks.

He was so excited to get to know some of our newly crowned NATIONAL queens a little better and sat down with some of them to chat - up close & personal. Check out his first interview, with Peyton Newman - National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen 2011-2012.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NAMiss Massachusetts makes Boston Bruins Ice Girls Team

It's not uncommon for people to think that pageants are for "girly girls." It's not uncommon for "tomboys" to think that pageants aren't something for them. But......this goes to show that NAM re-efines pageantry, and is truly is for TODAY's girl..."girly girl," "tomboy," or none of the above!

BOSTON — It's not as if Rachel Welch needed another activity added to her already overflowing plate.

It already read something like this: sophomore at Merrimack College majoring in psychology. Holder of a full-time job. Currently the National American Miss Massachusetts Teen 2011.

In other words, there was little time in her life for anything else. But this was an opportunity she just couldn't pass up. "I absolutely love it," said Welch, a 2010 Bishop Fenwick graduate, on being one of the newest Boston Bruins Ice Girls. "It's a completely new experience for me, and the thrill of going to all the home games and interacting with the fans is incredible."
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The 19-year-old Welch, a former Bishop Fenwick football and hockey cheerleader, was one of 900 applicants who tried out for the Ice Girls in early September, and one of only five that was ultimately picked to join the team.

Click Here to read the full article by the Salem News.
By Phil Stacey Sports editor