Thursday, May 30, 2013

Farewell from your 2012 NAM Minnesota Princess Queen



Last year, I was so excited when I heard my name called as the 2012 Miss Minnesota Princess. It was like a dream. I couldn’t wait to wear my crown and banner and make National American Miss and Minnesota proud. My year started last summer where I rode in parades and toured the Minnesota State Fair with all my sister queens.

In the fall, I volunteered at my school carnival, helped lead dances at my dance studio, packaged meals for “Feed My Starving Children”, walked around Lake Nakomis in Minneapolis for the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk, and raised $500 selling “Kylie’s Cookies” for Breanna’s Gift, an organization that offers dance classes to children with cancer.


In November, I was on an airplane flying to Hollywood for my National pageant. I was so excited! I had so much fun in Disneyland and on my Hollywood tour. At Nationals, I won Best Resume, Best Thank You Note, and Best Art Project. It was the most fun week ever!

Back in Minnesota, I was able to share my title with lots of new friends. I donated my books and bears to the Miracles of Mitch Foundation. They collect toys for kids with cancer. I got to take pictures with the kids and even see Santa and his live reindeer at this fun event. I also sang Christmas carols at the Holiday Lights in the Park Tour in St. Paul, and was in the St. Paul Winter Carnival parade.

This spring, I’ve had a lot of fun at open calls and pageant preps helping girls get ready for their pageant. I wish all the contestants good luck and make sure to have fun! And to my successor, the year goes fast, so do lots of neat stuff while you can, and enjoy yourself at Nationals!

I want to thank my Mom, Dad, Hallie and Reggie for supporting me on my journey. Thank you to my Grandma and Grandpas for cheering me on. Thank you Michelle and Jessica for helping me be the best I could be. Thank you Mary for all your help, having you at Nationals was the most fun time ever. I love you all!

My sister Hallie is my biggest supporter and my best friend!
And thank you Breanne and Lani Maples and the entire NAMily, along with my sponsors, for making this possible.

To my sister queens, Brittany, Kayla, Holly, Michelle and Ava. I will miss you all very much!

Take care!

Love, your dancing queen and Minnesota Princess,

Kylie Broberg

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Minnesota State Finalist Hailey Steele featured in the local Media

Hailey Steele, a National American Miss Minnesota state finalist, was recently featured in her local news. An excerpt from the article is included below:




Miss Hailey Lynn Steele, age 5, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant to be held June 1-June 2 at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington.
The National American Miss pageants are held for girls age 4-18, and have five different age divisions. 
Hailey will be participating in the Princess age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the great state of Minnesota.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the National pageant in California where she will receive an exciting complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P tickets to Disneyland.
The National American Miss Pageants are unlike any other.  All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate.  Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make-up, and there is no swimsuit competition. 
The pageant program is based on inner-beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an "All-American spirit of fun for family and friends." Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals.  The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her for her future.
Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program may visitwww.namiss.com.
Miss Hailey's activities include dance, swimming, hula-hooping, and arts & crafts.  She also enjoys making bracelets in order to sell to raise money for the "Give Kids The World Hotel" in Orlando Florida.
Miss Hailey's sponsors include Woodbury Dance Center, Portrait Innovations, Northwestern Mutual, and many family and friends.

To view the full article, click the link here

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Iowa Princess Queen Shae Smolik to Represent Mac Duggal's Sugar Line in their Fall Catalog


The 2013 Iowa Princess Queen, Shae Smolik recently had a fun opportunity to model for Mac Duggal. "From fashion editor to celebrity stylist, movie star to headline entertainer, pageant winner to prom queen – Mac Duggal’s gown designs are spotlighted, worn and coveted by fashionistas and trendsetters alike.  From adorning actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Beal and Cybil Shepherd to headlining the stage on Tina Turner, Bette Midler and Aretha Franklin, from guest segments on Jersey Couture and My Fair Wedding to appearances on the big screen in Country Strong, Titanic and Oceans 11 and crowning achievements on Miss America and Miss USA -- the brand has gained significant media prominence and celebrity buzz." Shae had a blast at her photo shoot and will appear in the fall catalog modeling the Sugar line of dresses. You can also view photos of all the dresses she modeled on the Mac Duggal website, here

Here's a photo from the shoot:



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Watch for NAM's very own Megan Alexander on Tonight's Episode of 'Nashville'

Shout out to all you NAM girls who love the show Nashville! Tonight's set to be an extra special episode. Take an extra peek as you watch tonight's show-- you might just spot a familiar face! NAM's very own Megan Alexander is set to be featured on tonight's episode of 'Nashville', so keep your eyes peeled ladies! Megan will appear in a scene that takes place backstage with Juliette Barnes.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Utah State Finalist, Lillian Thorup, Inspires her Local Community to Sponsor her through heartfelt Online Video




Just like many six year olds her age, Lillian Thorup loves using her imagination and playing with her little sister and her friends. She also adores animals and even Lillian will tell you herself about her dreams of becoming an “animal doctor” someday! Aside from being so stinking adorable, Lillian was also recently selected as a state finalist for this year’s National American Miss Utah pageant. What an accomplishment at such a young age! Now, she’s working hard to raise sponsorship support from her community, and who could resist this heartfelt video she made to tell you all about it? We sure couldn't!  So--we had to share it with you! Let Lillian herself tell you why she wants to do National American Miss, by clicking the link below:

Lillian Thorup-National American Miss Sponsorship Request Video

Lillian hopes that you can help support her by donating towards her sponsorship fees. Doing so will allow her the once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of National American Miss! Why donate? Lillian hopes that you will help her to participate in National American Miss, so she can partake in a wonderful opportunity to build valuable communication skills and many other life skills that she can take with her for years to come. She knows that this is an experience that will surely open doors for her in the future, not to mention, one that will look great on her resume someday, (Smart girl!).

What makes today such a great day to help Lillian with a sponsorship gift? Today is Lillian Thorup’s 6th birthday! Help make sure one of her biggest wishes comes true, and become one of her sponsors for the 2013 National American Miss Utah pageant!

If you’re interested in donating towards Lillian’s pageant sponsorship, please contact Jacob Thorup at jthorup@gmail.com or 801-347-4059.

Congratulations again to Lillian for being selected as a state finalist for the National American Miss Utah pageant, those of us at National American Miss can’t wait to see how she shines on pageant weekend!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Congratulations to the New 2013-2014 National American Miss Nebraska Queens!

After a long weekend filled with outstanding representatives from all across the state of Nebraska, the results are in! And your new 2013-2014 National American Miss Nebraska Representatives are....



2013-2014 National American Miss Nebraska Princess Queen
Brookelyn Lindley of Elkhorn



2013-2014 National American Miss Junior Pre-Teen
Emma Strom of Omaha


2013-2014 National American Miss Nebraska Pre-Teen
Naomi Turner of Omaha

2013-2014 National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen
Megan Karas of Papillion


2013-2014 National American Miss Nebraska Teen Queen
Amanda Hayes of Lincoln


Congratulations to all of these fabulous ladies! We can't wait to see what's in store for them this year!