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Get to know The 2016-2017 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Emily Ortiz!

NAM: Tell us about yourself: Emily: My name is Emily Ortiz I am 9 years old and love to dance and travel. I have loving parents that push me and support me in whatever I set out to do. I have an older sister named Elizabeth which is also a state queen in Arizona.
NAM: What activities are you involved in? Emily: I’m a competitive dancer that loves to act and model on my free time. I have been in a few local commercials and booked some modeling photo shoots.
NAM: What are your plans for the future? Emily:My first goal is to make it to middle school, and in the future attend college. I would love to one day become a cardiovascular surgeon, but in the meantime pursue an acting and modeling career.

NAM: How would your friends describe you? Emily: My friends would say that I was funny, sweet, and kind, with a great sense of humor.
NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received? Emily:My mother has instilled in me to be kind and have the courage to do the right thing always.
NAM: How did you …
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Get to know The 2016-2017 National All-American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Alena Mascarenas!

NAM: What activities are you involved in? Alena: I am the short stop for my softball team, I am in gymnastics and I love to act! I have been in a handful of plays and I just shot a TV show!
NAM: What are your plans for the future? Alena: I want to be an Olympic Gymnast and I would love to perform on Broadway on day.
NAM: How would your friends describe you? Alena: My friends would say that I am confident, intelligent, kind and I am definitely the class clown.

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you? Alena: “Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back…”
NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received? Alena: My mom always says, “Perfect practice makes perfect.”
NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant? Alena: I really practiced my interview and that helped me the most. I was always nervous of interview but now I think it is really fun!

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop? Alena: My favorite place to shop is Barnes and Nob…

NAM is Featured on The Pageant Planet: National American Miss in Review !

Michaela Jacobs crowns the new National American Miss Teen, Maddie Helget. Photo: Rod Aberegg Voted the number one pageant system in the nation, National American Miss (NAM) is truly unlike any other pageant system in the country. Whether you have competed in pageants before or it’s your first time to step on a stage, NAM is the perfect opportunity for “Today’s Girl.” The goal of NAM is to instill valuable life-long skills in each contestant that will build your confidence and set you up for success! No matter what your future plans include, each contestant walks away with a newfound sense of purpose and confidence, as well as the skills to achieve all of her dreams. Nothing compares to the sisterhood of NAM girls! Photo courtesy of National American Miss.Getting Involved Open calls are held to inform all new NAM contestants and their families about the values, goals and mission of NAM. These are free informational sessions that go into great detail about what NAM is all about, what to…