Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meet The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Jr. Teen Madeline Monlux!



NAM: What are your plans for the future?
Madeline: My plans for the future are to graduate from UC Davis (a top school for primatology) and pursue a career as a Primatologist- studying and working with wild mountain gorillas in Africa. I want to continue the work of my hero, Dian Fossey who saved mountain gorillas from extinction.

NAM: How would your friends describe you?
Madeline: Very positive and determined! I love to joke around with my friends and always make sure everyone stays positive.  I also make sure if I start a project, I will always finish it.

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?
Madeline:  “It’s Possible.”  I love this motto because I’ve always been taught to try my hardest at whatever I am doing and to never give up because it’s possible.

Rehearsals for nationals! 

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Madeline: To follow my dreams and never give up!

NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?
Madeline: I decided after the state competition to invest the money I won by attending nationals.  I practiced something every day for months. Sometimes it would be a 5 minute casual wear routine practice and sometimes an hour of introduction and interview practice. I think the most important part of competing is to practice-practice-practice.

Formal Wear Modeling! 

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Madeline: Juicy Couture is my favorite because the clothes and jewelry are fabulous and very classy.

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
Madeline: Pageants have made a huge impact on my life.  When I was a little girl, I was so shy and I never thought I would be able to speak to or deliver a speech in front of people. I heard about NAM when I was 7 and had to try it!! After doing NAM, I became more confident in myself and developed skills I will use all of my life!

NAM: What is your favorite movie?
Madeline: “The Book of Life”. I really liked this movie because it was so cute and it was a great example of how you should always follow your dreams.

family!

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
Madeline: “Pretty Little Liars” because I love how it is a mix of drama, comedy and suspense.

NAM: What is your favorite book?
Madeline: The Fault in our Stars because it has a great story line and the author did a great job of hooking the readers in by making it so interesting.

Fun at the NAM National Pageant! 

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
Madeline: NEVER GIVE UP! This was my 5th time at Nationals (2 times as a state queen and 3 times as an All-American).  Although I always had a ton of fun, my name was never called in the top 10.  I just kept working harder and harder and never gave up.  I would say don’t focus on trying to win the crown and banner- instead try to focus on being the best YOU.

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
Madeline: Modeling which is one of my many passions and something I love to do. I think it would be fun to travel across the world as a working model!

NAM: What is your dream job?
Madeline: To become a Primatologist- which is a scientist that studies primates. I have always adored animals and wanted to work with them. As a Primatologist, I will work with mountain gorillas in Africa and other primates throughout the world.

Making a difference! 

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?
Madeline: To promote my NAM platform called, “It’s Possible”.  One of the coolest parts of NAM is that it really is for every girl, every interest and every dream. I want to use my title to show that whatever goals and dreams you have, it’s possible to achieve them! I encourage NAM girls to follow me on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #itspossible.

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
Madeline: Volunteering is very important to me! I spend a majority of my time volunteering for The Metro Toy Drive which is an organization I have been with for many years and we collect and distribute toys to kids in need all year. I am part of the “Child Hero” program which is really cool because it is a group of 6 kids that run our own toy drives and we also learn from instructors at Portland State University about leadership and volunteerism. 

Volunteering! 
  
NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
Madeline: Science is my favorite because each day we always do something new and I love experiments! 

NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
Madeline: 1-Trip to Africa to visit the mountain gorillas, 2- A cure for Cancer (Miss you Papa) and 3- to have 3 more wishes- hehe.

NAM: What is your biggest fear?
Madeline: Bugs are gross and creep and crawly!

The 2014 NAM National Pageant! 

NAM: What is the biggest misconception about your generation?
Madeline: That we are disconnected from the world because we are always on our phones/ texting/social media. 

NAM: Who is your rolemodel?
Madeline: Dian Fossey because she saved mountain gorillas from extinction and brought international attention to the terrible act of poaching gorillas for sport all by herself.  She was a strong and determined woman that I look up to and I hope to continue her work.


Disney Land during NAM Nationals! 


NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Madeline: Pam and Gela who are the co-founders of Juicy Couture. I would love to talk with them about how they created such a cool brand and ask what their inspiration has been.
  
NAM: How did you get started with NAM? How long have you been involved?
Madeline: When I was 7, I got a brochure in the mail  and entered for the first time as a Princess. I was very shy so my parents were surprised that I wanted to try a pageant.  I have competed every year I was eligible and I have gone to nationals twice as a state queen and three times in All-American.

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Madeline: A girl that is friendly, goal driven never gives up and always is herself.

Modeling! 

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title?
Madeline: Very grateful.  I just couldn’t believe it was my name called. I got some form of a laryngitis type virus at the end of the week so my voice was really strained for personal introduction and interview which to be honest was discouraging for me. My parents were awesome because they kept reminding me to look at the situation as a challenge and to rise to the challenge. I am glad I did! 

NAM: People would be surprised to know what about you?
Madeline: That I make really funny movies starring my two young nieces, Violet and Audry who are 6 and 4. They love to be on camera and act as all these crazy characters.  I film and edit the short films and then we watch them at family gatherings. We end each film with a blooper reel which is always the funniest!

Madeline Monlux The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Jr.Teen! 


Watch Madeline's Crowning moment! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

National American Miss Teen Creates her Own Organization!


The reigning National American Miss Teen Danielle Fisher created her very own organization to give  back right in her very own community! She created "Coats of for a Cause"! Danielle is seeking donations in her hometown to collect coats and then directly give them to those in need! Way to go Danielle! She is putting that national title to good use! 



Watch The Crowning Moment of The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Princess


Emily Ortiz of Arizona takes home The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Princess Title! Watch her crowning moment as she now has the opportunity to represent the nation! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Meet The 2014-2015 National American Miss Teen Danielle Fisher!


Check Out the first official interview as The 14-15 National American Miss Teen! 


NAM: Tell us about yourself:
Danielle: I am 19 years old, I am a freshman at Chandler Gilbert College, I have been a dancer all my life and one want to open up my own dancer studio for the deaf and hard of hearing.

NAM: What activities are you involved in?
Danielle: I participate in the dance program at my college.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?
Danielle: To attend Arizona State University and become a double major in business and deaf studies with a minor in dance, then later open up my own studio.

NAM: How would your friends describe you?
Danielle: I am the outgoing one. I am always laughing, joking around and always smiling.

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?
Danielle:  “All that matter is how you see yourself”. This quote I live by because I am the girl that doesn’t let anyone dull her sunshine, bring her down and tell me I can’t do something because all that matters is how I see myself.

Danielle during the NAM talent competition. 

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Danielle: My parents always have told me, know where you stand and by this means always know who you are and never lose that.

NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?  
Danielle: I started by going on youtube and watching previous moments and competitions to get me pumped!! As well as constant amounts of hours practicing my personal introduction, making sure my gown fits well and I could walk in it properly along with polishing my interview skills.

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Danielle: My top three are definitely Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, and Pacsun.

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
Danielle: National American Miss has been the only pageant I have participated in and the way it has shaped my life is amazing. When I started with this system I was shy, awkward and just very un-social, but with the help of NAM’s motto I have developed communication skills, confidence, and personality to get up and do anything I dream of.
                                                                                                    
NAM: What is your most prized possession?
Danielle: I still have my baby blanket from when I was six years old and I sleep with it every night. I don’t think I could ever let that thing go!

Volunteering through out her community!

NAM: What is your favorite movie?
Danielle: The Wizard of Oz, when I was a little girl I always loved Dorothy’s ruby red shoes and even got me a pair of my own! I’ve been hooked on the movie ever since.

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
Danielle: I do not watch much TV, and I can never keep up with them.

NAM: What is your favorite book?
Danielle: “A child called it”, it is such a powerful book based on a true story of a young boy who shared his experiences of being abused all his life.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
Danielle: Do not ever give up on your lifelong dream, because big things come to those who wait. Have fun with whatever you do, enjoy it and embrace it! You are bound to be successful when you are least expecting it.

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
Danielle: Eating a whole tub of nutella in a day with a spoon. My addiction is real….

Opening Number!

NAM: What is your dream job?
Danielle: Having my own dance studio, being a teacher and teaching deaf and hearing impaired girls.

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?
Danielle: I plan to give my time and give back. My purpose is my time, as well as speaking about my passion and getting my word out. Not only will I make a difference, I will represent NAM and everything that it stands for.

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
Danielle: I volunteer with Feed My Starving Children, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and many other nonprofit organizations giving my time and making a difference in the lives of others.

NAM: What is your most embarrassing moment?
Danielle: It was definitely falling onto my bottom during a rehearsal for nationals in the ballroom. Although most of the girls I became bffs with and they laughed with me.

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
Danielle: American Sign Language, I love learning new signs everyday and understanding about their culture.

Family!

NAM: If you had three wishes what would you wish for?  
Danielle: To live in California with Channing Tatum, be Miss America for one whole day, and have a life time supply of strawberries and Nutella.

NAM: What is the biggest misconception about your generation? 
Danielle: The use of social media and the negativity behind it.

NAM: Who is your rolemodel?  
Danielle: One of my best friends Kelly Seiberlich, I have looked up to this girl since the day I met her and she never fails to be there for me and make sure I have everything I need.

NAM: If you could go back in time to any historical event what would it be?
Danielle: The Titanic. I am fascinated by the era and the story.


NAM: Who is to most influential person in the world?
Danielle: My coach, Elizabeth McGlynn, she has taught me so many things I will use for the rest of my life and also has given me the best advice to live by.

Danielle is an award winning dancer! 

NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  
Danielle: Miss Deaf America 2014.   She is my age and we both know sign language as well as pageants.

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
Danielle: The opening number on finals night! I always love seeing my family in audience and shaking it!

NAM: How did you get started with NAM?  And how long have you been involved?
Danielle: I received letters and flyers in the mail about this system for years but never got around to it till one year my mom and I said lets just check it out; I went to an open call and met so many girls, the staff and even some of the national title holders. I competed in 2010 and from then on I was hooked!

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Danielle: The girl who is the most fun, making friends with everyone and being positive about every situation! As well as being confident with who she is and being a role model for girls of all ages.

NAM: What do you like to do for fun?
Danielle: I enjoy going to the lake and water skiing as well as cliff jumping during the summer and during the winter I love to snowboard.

Walking the NAM National Satge!

NAM: What makes your state unique? 
Danielle: The great climate…I can Snowboard in the mountains then go to the lake boating followed by going to the sand dunes and riding…all in the same week!

NAM: What is your favorite food?
Danielle: I love Sushi and bacon!

NAM: What makes you laugh?  
Danielle: Anyone else’s laugh, if someone has a contagious laugh, chances are I will be laughing!

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title?  
Danielle: Am I dreaming? Did they really not call my state as the first runner up? Oh my gosh…. Then I couldn’t stop crying! Because my dream has been to win a national title and it finally happened.

NAM: People would be surprised to know what about you? 
Danielle: I took Marine Biology my Junior year in High School and loved it!  I was the only girl to dissect a shark and earn an A in the Class!

Having a blast! 

Danielle Fisher The 2014-2015 National American Miss Teen!

Watch Danielle's Crowning Moment! 

Crowning Moment of The 2014-2015 National American Miss Princess!


Haley Stroch of Washington takes home The 2014-2015 National American Miss Princess Title! Watch her crowning moment, as she now represents the nation!
Top of 5 for 2014-2015 National American Miss Princess! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Former Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen will Star on Master Chef Junior.



Tune in on January 6th to watch former NAM winner Jianna Garcia as she makes her dreams come of one day becoming a chef! Jianna will compete on the next season of Master Chef Junior! We are so excited for Jianna and we can wait to see what she will whip up in the kitchen!

Tune into Fox on Jan 6 to watch Jianna put her skills to the test!

Click her for more on Jianna and Master Chef Junior!



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crowning Moment of The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Pre-Teen!

Erris Pierson is crowned The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Pre-Teen! Watch her crowning moment! For more information on National American Miss go to namiss.com! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

The 2013-2014 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Joey McDowell!


Take a look at the incredible year, Joey McDowell had representing the nation as The 2013-2014 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen! 

Miss California Princess attends Celebrity Blood Drive!


Hannahlaura Schuchhardt, Miss California Princess,  was personally invited by Chris LaVar from America's got talent to make an appearance at The Celebrity Blood Drive and Concert at Los Angeles Children's Hospital on Dec 6th.
Hannahlaura escorted her parents who donated blood and got swabbed to be a bone marrow donor. The LAPD Bomb Squad showed their support for Hannahlaura by donating blood.
Hannahlaura meet many celebrities but, her most memorable experience was meeting two children who are battling the fight against cancer.
A quote from Hannahlaura, "It's more exciting to help save a child's life than waking up to presents Christmas morning".


Jordan Meachum is crowned The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Teen!


Watch the crowning moment of The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Teen Jordan Meachum! 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

What is NAM Nationals All About...


The 2014 NAM National Pageant has came to a close and girls from all over the nation have returned home. Check out these amazing testimonies from girls that brought home a whole lot more than crowns, banners and trophies! 



"I still have to keep reminding myself that it's over. After eleven years of competing on the National American Miss stage, today was the last time I would ever be up there as a contestant. An amazing chapter of my life has ended making today very bittersweet. I am flying home as the National Spokesmodel title holder, 1st runner up in National Academic Achievement and Actress competitions, 2nd runner up in National Photogenic and finally FIFTH IN THE NATION as a Miss delegate. This system has given me so much in over a decade of competitions. It taught me confidence, poise, and led me to the greatest gift of all, realizing my future career goals. I am beyond grateful for this and especially for all the friendships I've gained throughout these amazing years. I may be done competing but NAM will stay with me for the rest of my life, and for that, I am so thankful." Alexandra Lowry, 2014 Miss Texas 


"So beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to represent Ohio in California! Had so much fun this past week & wouldn't change it for the world. Can't wait to see all the good these girls do in the future!" Brooke Fraley, 2014 Miss Ohio Teen

"No crown or banner could ever compare to the amazing friendship I have gained through National American Miss. This girl and her family mean the absolute world to me. In tears that my best friend lives so far away but have so much comfort in knowing whenever the next time we see each other, we will be able to pick up right where we left off." Phoebe Yankowski, 2013-2014 National All-American Miss Teen


 "Well as I hang up my competition banner and put my last NAM contestant number in my crown box I cannot begin to thank Steve and Kathleen Mayes and the National American Miss staff, choreographers and queens enough for making my time here at nationals a time I will truly never forget. I have been to Cali multiple times and this was by far the best time I had here! I am blessed and humbled by this opportunity to represent NJ on the national stage for one last time. You know what they say, old queens never die... "Samantha Mazza, 2014 Miss New Jersey

Stay tuned for more awesome testimonies!