Friday, April 28, 2017

Get to know your new Miss Nebraska Jr. Teen Hannah Delashmutt


NAM: What activities are you involved in?
QUEEN: Varsity Cheerleading, FBLA, and Cross Country, modeling, Miss Amazing ambassador

NAM: How would your friends describe you?
QUEEN: Funny, loud, Smiley, Happy, dedicated, involved, and Cool

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?
QUEEN: “I’m not weird, I’m limited Edition”

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
QUEEN: You’re not ready to win, unless you are ready to Loose” Nia Sanchez

NAM: How did you prepare for the pageant?
QUEEN: I practiced walking in my heels and personal intro almost every day.  I also had to prepare myself with the right mindset to have fun and do my very best.  NAM is such a fun jam packed weekend and I wouldn’t want to ruin it by taking myself too seriously!

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
QUEEN: Sephora!!!!  I Love Make up!!!  There is nothing better than hunting for that perfect shade lipstick or new eye shadow to make me feel pretty.

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
QUEEN: There is no doubt pageants have made me more confident in everything I do, especially public speaking.  It has taught me to try things I never thought I would.

NAM: What is your most prized possession?
QUEEN: My Family is my most prized possession.  They are irreplaceable and my biggest support system.  I can’t imagine life without them.

NAM: What is your favorite movie?
QUEEN:  High School Musical….I know every line and can sing along to every song.  I’ve probably watched it about 1,000 times. 

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
QUEEN: My favorite TV show is Friends.  It is so funny and I can’t stop watching.  It’s a classic.

NAM: What is your favorite book?
QUEEN: “I love you Forever” because my mom and grandma always used to read it to me.  I’m pretty sure the pages are worn out. Great memories of when I was little.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
QUEEN: My best advice is to just be you!  You don’t need to be like anyone else.  Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and try new things.

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
QUEEN: Singing.  Even though I am not a great singer I still think it would be amazing to perform in front of thousands of screaming fans.

NAM: What is your dream job?
QUEEN: My goal is to become a pediatric nurse, but it would be pretty cool to work for NAM!

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?
QUEEN: I plan to make the most of my year by using my time to volunteer at places like the down syndrome alliance, miss amazing, and the Ronald McDonald house just to name a few.  I hope to promote the program and inspire others girls to try new things.

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
QUEEN: I created my own organization called Hannah’s Heart.  This organization gives back to people in my own community and surrounding areas.  I also have a few organizations that are near and dear to my heart.  The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands where I mentor kids with down syndrome and the Miss Amazing pageant.




NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
QUEEN: Industrial Tech or Shop Class.  Getting to use all the power tools to create cool projects is really exciting.  It’s not every day you get to use a band saw lol!  My favorite piece was a name plate with the word Faith on it!

NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
QUEEN: 1. To win the National Jr Teen Title
             2.  To stop all the bullying and hate in the world
             3.  To sleep in everyday!


NAM: Who is your role model?
QUEEN: Breanne Ewing… She is soooo amazing!  Every word that comes out of her mouth makes me happy.  She is so positive and inspiring, not to mention her incredible sense of style!  She is overflowing with awesomesauce!

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
QUEEN: I love the fact that I get to meet new lifelong friends, but I really love that NAM is not a stereotypical pageant, based on how you look, but instead on how confident you are yourself. 


NAM: How did you get started with NAM?
QUEEN: I got a letter in the mail in elementary school.  My mom who also participated in a few pageants encouraged me to try. 

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
QUEEN: Confidently Beautiful

NAM: What do you like to do for fun?
QUEEN: I love to go on long runs, volunteer, hang out with my friends, EAT, and vegging out to a Netflix marathon
 



NAM: What makes your state unique?
QUEEN: In 1927, Edwin E Perkins of Hastings invented Kool-Aid!  Pretty sure that makes us the “Koolest” state in the nation!!

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured the Miss Nebraska Title?
QUEEN: Yes!!! I can’t believe this is finally happening!  It has been a dream and a goal of mine for a long time and its finally coming to life.

NAM: What would people be surprised to know about you?
QUEEN: Other than the fact that my arms and fingers are extremely double jointed, I am also the oldest child with 2 younger brothers.  I have also moved 6 times in my short 15 years.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

http://www.namiss.com/nevada/

We are gearing up for our Nevada Open Call Sessions, and we are SO excited! These Open Calls are free to attend and the first step in the National American Miss experience. 

You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Nevada Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 


Our National American Miss Mentors and I can not wait to meet all the beautiful young ladies from across the great state of Nevada! Below are the date and location options!

Register at http://www.namiss.com/nevada/ and use Invitation Number: BLOG
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please call our State HeadQuarters at 402-895-4404 to learn about our Virtual Open Call option. 



http://namiss.com/wisconsin/

Here we come Wisconsin! We are traveling all across the state for our Wisconsin Open Calls, and we are SO excited! These Open Calls are free to attend and the first step in the National American Miss experience. 

You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Wisconsin Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 


Our National American Miss Mentors and I can not wait to meet all the beautiful young ladies from across the great state of Wisconsin! Below are the date and location options!

Register at http://namiss.com/wisconsin/ and use Invitation Number: BLOG
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please call our State HeadQuarters at 402-895-4404 to learn about our Virtual Open Call option. 



http://www.namiss.com/arizona/

We are traveling through Arizona once again for our Open Call Sessions, and we are SO excited! These Open Calls are free to attend and the first step in the National American Miss experience. 

You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Arizona Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 


Our National American Miss Mentors and I can not wait to meet all the beautiful young ladies from across the great state of Arizona! Below are the date and location options!

Register at http://www.namiss.com/arizona/ and use Invitation Number: BLOG
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please call our State HeadQuarters at 402-895-4404 to learn about our Virtual Open Call option. 



http://www.namiss.com/missouri/

We are in the middle of our Missouri Open Call tour, and we are SO excited! These Open Call Sessions are free to attend and the first step in the National American Miss experience. 

You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Missouri Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 


Our National American Miss Mentors and I are having so much fun meeting the beautiful young ladies from across the great state of Missouri! Below are the remaining dates and locations of the Open Calls you can attend!!

Register at http://www.namiss.com/missouri/ and use Invitation Number: BLOG
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions call our office at 402-895-4404 to learn more about the virtual open call! 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Get to know your new Miss Nebraska Pre-Teen Katelyn Hansen


NAM: What activities are you involved in?
QUEEN:I am currently in dance, I play the clarinet in my school band and also participate in my schools Garden Leadership Team. 

NAM: How would your friends describe you?
QUEEN: My friends would describe me as funny, caring and creative.

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
QUEEN: The best advice I have ever been told was to never change yourself for someone else.  Be you!

NAM: How did you prepare for the pageant?
QUEEN: I practiced A LOT!  I tried to not be nervous and thought about making new friend and having fun!

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
QUEEN: My favorite places would be Justice and Target!


NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
QUEEN: Pageants have made me more outgoing, willing to try new things.  I am more open minded and it also brought me to volunteer more in my community.

NAM: What is your most prized possession?
QUEEN: My crown and sash of course!  It shows that I am loyal and kind to others and represents hard work and determination pay off. 

NAM: What is your favorite movie?
QUEEN:  Well I just see the new version of Beauty and the Beast which is now my favorite!

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
QUEEN:  I have a few which include Full House, Spongebob Square Pants and The Pioneer Woman.


NAM: What is your favorite book?
QUEEN:  I have two.  My Brother Made Me Do It and Facts and Fiction of Minnapratt.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
QUEEN: My advise would be to always be yourself.  It's all about having fun and meeting new friends.  Take your experience from pageant weekend with you and apply what you learned in everyday life.  Don’t give up!!

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
QUEEN:  I would LOVE to be famous for dancing or modeling.

NAM: What is your dream job?
QUEEN:  My dream job would be to travel around the world as a dance or model.

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?
QUEEN:  I plan to share the values of NAM and to show everyone that pageants are not what you see on TV.  And to bring smiles to everyone!

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
QUEEN:  I volunteer at various organizations such as Special Olympics, which is my favorite.  Also I participate in multiple walks such as JDRF, American Heart Association, MDA. 

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
QUEEN: Definitely math!  I love working with numbers.  I think it's fun and I like a challenge. 


NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
QUEEN: One wish would be to go to the Bahamas!  It looks like so much fun and I love the beach.  I would also wish to be able to volunteer at my local Humane Society.  Due to my age, I am not allowed to volunteer there.  And my third wish would be to get a new puppy, preferably a Golden Retriever.  They are so cute!!


NAM: Who is your role model?
QUEEN:  This is a tough question but I would have to say myself.  Everyone is their own unique person.  I want to be someone who someone looks up to me as a role model.

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
QUEEN:  My favorite part would be making new friends and formal wear.  I love wearing gorgeous dresses!!

NAM: How did you get started with NAM?

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
QUEEN:  My definition would be a girl who is confident in themselves, enjoys making new friends and who is kind to everyone!

NAM: What do you like to do for fun?
QUEEN:  I LOVE to dance, do craft projects and like hanging out with my friends. 


NAM: What makes your state unique?
QUEEN:  Well we have the worlds #1 zoo, Henry Doorly Zoo.  Kool-aid and Dorothy Lynch salad dressing were invented in Nebraska.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured the Miss Nebraska Title?
QUEEN:  I was literally speechless.  There were A LOT of girls deserving of the crown and I couldn’t believe I won.  I was and still very happy and proud of myself. 

NAM: What would people be surprised to know about you?
QUEEN:  I can solve 3 different types of Rubik cubes. The standard 3x3 cube I can solve in less than 2 ½ minutes!  In the last 4 years I have been to 4 different countries, all islands of course! 






Friday, April 14, 2017

Get to know your new Miss Nebraska Jr Pre-Teen Lennon Bradley


NAM: What activities are you involved in?
QUEEN: Volleyball, competitive dance, soccer, Girl Scouts – I am a Brownie, and golf.

NAM: How would your friends describe you?
QUEEN: Kind, funny, caring and silly.

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?
QUEEN: My mom tells me before everything I do… Do your best and forget the rest. I always do my best in pageants, dance, and sports and no matter the outcome, I know I gave it my all.

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
QUEEN: From my mom… Do your best and forget the rest.

NAM: How did you prepare for the pageant?
QUEEN: I practiced my intro over a hundred times, worked with my coach on being the best me I could be, and got lots of rest the week before pageant weekend.

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
QUEEN: Justice – I actually got to spend some of the money I earned from the pageant there already! Target and Build-A-Bear Workshop!

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
QUEEN: I used to be really shy and pageants have allowed me to come out of my shell and have more confidence in myself.

NAM: What is your most prized possession?
QUEEN: My family! We do everything together and even my older brother cheered me on at the pageant.


NAM: What is your favorite movie?
QUEEN: Sing. It is amazing! However, Baby Boss is coming out and it looks really good, so I may have a new one after I see it.

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
QUEEN: Good Luck Charlie on Disney. Charlie is sooo cute!

NAM: What is your favorite book?
QUEEN: Heidi Heckelback Flower Girl because it is such a great story about believing in yourself.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
QUEEN: Just Do It! No matter the outcome, you meet so many great people and some will become friends you have forever!

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
QUEEN: Making people happy! I love to make people laugh and smile. I don’t like it when people are sad.

NAM: What is your dream job?
QUEEN: I definitely want to own my own dance studio and design all the costumes for the dancers!

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?
QUEEN: I would like to help as many people as I can. I am hoping my Open Door Mission Fashion Show will grow and we can collect twice as many items this year.



NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
QUEEN: I like to help at the Open Door Mission and also volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. This year, I will have my 3rd annual Open Door Mission Fashion Show. It combines my love for helping people with fashion. Last year, I collected warn items for the Open Door Mission.



NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
QUEEN: Math, because we are doing multiplication and division and I love it! I am kind of a math whiz.

NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
QUEEN: 1. A dog – I really really want one! 2. That I could vacation in Hawaii anytime I wanted to. 3. On demand, I could make it snow. I love making snow angels and having snow ball fights!



NAM: Who is your role model?
QUEEN: My mom. She was in pageants when she was younger and she always says it helps young girls develop confidence and poise. She always wants me to have confidence in everything I do and she believes in me so much!

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
QUEEN: I don’t have any sisters at all! When I was crowned Miss Nebraska Jr. Pre-Teen, I immediately had four! I love my sister queens!


NAM: How did you get started with NAM?
QUEEN: I first did NAM when I was five, but I was still in my shy stage, so we took a few years off. I decided last year, I was ready to go back and I am so glad I did!

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
QUEEN: Confident, passionate, kind and amazing!

NAM: What do you like to do for fun?
QUEEN: Make Musicals, golf with my family and hang out with my amazing friends.



NAM: What makes your state unique?
QUEEN: Nebraska people are so friendly. People are always happy and smiling. My mom says it is a great place to raise a family.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured the Miss Nebraska Title?
QUEEN: I was so excited! I know it was really hard for the judges to choose, because all the girls were awesome! I felt lucky to have been chosen.

NAM: What would people be surprised to know about you?
QUEEN: I come from a generation of pageant queens. My grandma was Mrs. Iowa, my mom was Mrs. Nebraska and although my granny wasn’t in pageants, she is beautiful and poised.