Monday, February 24, 2014

Miss Arizona Jr Teen In the News!

Recently Hannah Munson, National American Miss Arizona Jr Teen, was featured in an article on The Zona. In this article she talks about the skills that she has learned in her experience in National American Miss and the opportunities she has had to give back to her community.

Hannah is one impressive girl and said that one of her goals is, "to teach young girls that with determination and hard work, dreams can be achieved."

Check out the article here

Sunday, February 23, 2014

American Girl model, Peyton Newman!

In honor of Illinois open calls this week we are featuring a former Miss Illinois Jr Pre Teen who went on to capture the National American Miss Jr Pre Teen title in 2011!!

Peyton Newman

Shortly after taking home the national title Peyton was approached by an agent and Peyton and her mom met with the agent not expecting much from it. What a whirlwind was in store for them! Peyton has modeled for Kohl's, K-Mart and Leo's dance wear, but American Girl jobs are by far her favorites! She has been modeling for American Girl for quite some time, but told me that the shoots in the headquarters and the best because the lobby is filled with American Girl dolls and their accessories!

Check out some of her most recent photos here:

How perfect that she's in a crown?!

You can find these pictures in the most recent American Girl doll magazine! 

Stay tuned to hear about all the incredible things this girl is doing!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Help support Miss Amazing

We are so proud of our National American Miss girls, every year we get the opportunity to award thousands of trophies to very deserving young women! Those of you who have been so outstanding over the past years probably have a ton of trophies that you hardly have room to display them all! Miss Amazing is a program that was started by one of our own National American Miss former queens, Jordan Somer. Through this program they give girls with disabilities across the country an opportunity to compete in a pageant. And you can help!

Miss Amazing would like to award trophies to their competitors just like YOU earned them. If you would like to donate your trophies to Miss Amazing, contact your closest director. Those of you near Illinois or Nebraska, contact  they are specifically looking for trophy donations. To learn more about Miss Amazing, and the incredible young woman that Jordan Somer is check it out here:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Introducing the talented Miah Green!!

Miah Green is the Utah Cover Girl and an avid cheerleader! She used her talents to compete in the optional talent competition at the Utah pageant last year and placed 1st runner up! Along with that honor, she was selected as Miss Personality 1st runner up, Most Promising Model 1st runner up, Best Resume winner, Photogenic 1st runner up, Casual Wear 1st runner up, and 4th runner up over all!! This girl definitely has big things in store for her!

Miah has been a competitive all star cheerleader since she was 4 years old and has been a flyer primarily, but has based the first year.  Miah has been involved in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gymnastics and those have all helped her with her ability to cheer.  Her goal is to be an Olympic Cheerleader!

On Feb. 8th her team, Rah! All Star Elite-Black Attack, Youth Level 2, won division champions for the 2nd year in a row.  They performed at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV in Las Vegas at the Nevada Open.  The entire gym took four Division Champions, a 2nd place and a Grand Championship with the highest score in entire competition.


The optional competitions are a great way to get more practice up on the stage before the required events and have no bearing on the girls score for the overall queen's title. The optional competitions are also a great way to take home a little extra cash, and an invitation to the national pageant in Hollywood!

Learn more about the optional competitions through these videos:

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Former Miss New York Jr Teen Gives Back

Katherine McQuade lost her grandmother to pancreatic cancer in 2005. Since then she has looked for ways to give back and bring awareness to this particular cancer. To do this she started weaving potholders for pancreatic cancer awareness. Her local news state featured her as a "Queens Person of the Week" check out the video:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Miss Minnesota Jr Teen, Sofia Boda is the National Talent Winner!

Sofia Boda captured the title of Miss Minnesota Jr Teen this past year, while competing at the Minnesota pageant, she also competed in the optional talent competition. Then it was off to the National Pageant! In November, Sophia competed for the National title and competed in the optional talent competition there! She took home the national talent title! Sofia most recently opened the show for the Mrs. Minnesota Pageant. Thank you for sharing your talent with us Sofia!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Former Jr Pre Teen Queen speaks about "The Other Side"

Ashley Whipple, a former Miss Missouri Jr Pre Teen Queen, recently competed in a speech a debate competition in Kansas. She spoke about a question we are frequently asked at National American Miss, is this pageant like Toddlers and Tiaras or Honey Boo Boo?!

Her speech titled "The Other Side" educates people about the positive, impactful side of pageants. In her speech she talks about her experience with National American Miss and the confidence this program has instilled in her. She highlighted some of the differences between programs like National American Miss and pageants like Toddlers and Tiaras.

The responses to her speech have been great! Most people did not know about the positive side of pageantry and she has been asked to speak in Springfield, Missouri about "The Other Side"

Check out these pictures of her speaking!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Summer Robbins Credits Pageant Experience for Her Confidence

Long-time National American Miss participant, Summer Robbins, recently captured the title of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. She has held multiple titles with National American Miss, including Miss Illinois Teen, going on to place in the top 10 at Nationals! 

While speaking with her local newspaper, Summer said, "Just the confidence that doing so many interviews and having so many critiques through pageantry has given me has made me a much better interviewer."

Read more: 

We look forward to seeing all of the incredible things Summer accomplishes! Congratulations!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Check out Taylor Castro on this new Walgreens Ad!!

Taylor Castro is the current Miss Illinois Pre Teen 2013. It comes to no surprise that she also took home the award of Most Promising Model! Recently she was featured in a new Walgreens ad. In case you missed the ad, you can check out the pictures here: 

Hurry to your local Walgreens!!! Taylor is officially up in the stores!

Congratulations Taylor!! We're so proud of you!