Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NAM winner is Featured on "The Real"!



Former NAM contestant Danielle Hardy was a guest co-host on the daytime talk show "The Real"! Danielle shared the stage with Tamar Braxton, Tamara Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Bailon! Danielle even had a chance to share a little bit about her experience with NAM, which included sharing that she captured the National Academic Achievement Award! 
The original episode aired on FOX, but you can catch reruns of the show on BET! 

On Set!

 
With Star Adrienne Bailon!

Representing NAM and Maryland at the NAM National Pageant! 


Former Miss Texas Princess Hailey Sole Stars in a Little Debby Commercial!



Hailey Sole is a former Miss Texas Princess, that is taking  Hollywood by storm! You might have seen her face on hit shows like "Parks and Recreation", "Private Practice" or even "Criminal Minds", now Hailey can be seen starring in the latest commercial for "Little Debby"! You want to keep your eyes open for the future A list actress! 



Watch Hailey's National Little Debby Commercial! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Former Miss California Jr. Teen is Elected VP at USC!


Jordan Fowler is a former National American Miss winner and she was just elected Vice President of USC! Jordan ran on the first ever all female ticket! We are so proud of Jordan! She is the definition of NAM girl... Putting your dreams to action!  Jordan is a 2 time former state winner, she was crowned Miss California Pre-Teen and Miss California Jr. Teen.  After her reign with NAM she went on to work as a National American Miss Choreographer! 



Jordan's Crowning Moment! 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

National American Miss is GROWING CONFIDENCE!


Check out this amazing video and see what National American Miss is all about! The goal of NAM is for YOU to grow and build self confidence and then make your DREAMS come true! 

The twelve amazing 2013-2014 national queens for National American Miss. Filmed at the national pageant 2014 in California.
 
The central purpose of NAM is to grow confidence in young women so that they may be authentically empowered to pursue their dreams.
 
This video highlights activities that each of these unique and exceptional young women enjoy, and how participation in NAM has grown their confidence not only at the pageant, but more importantly, throughout the other parts of their lives.
  
Shooting was on location at the national competition venue in Anaheim and Los Angeles, as well as the contestant's day at Disneyland©, and the contestant's Hollywood Tour, including Santa Monica Pier.
 
For current state pageant information and dates, go to: http://www.namiss.com/findyourstate
 
NAM crowns twelve national queens each year. One for each age group in the state queen's "National American Miss" competition. And one for each age group in the "All-American Miss" national competition.
© Copyright 2014, National American Miss, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meet The 2014-2015 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Tatum Pearlman!


NAM: Tell us about yourself: 
Tatum: I am an outgoing 10yr old that is in the 5th grade.   I love animals, and own 3 dogs (Harley, Champ and Aspen) a hamster (Buttercup) and a fish (Flip).  I am the youngest in my family. I have an older sister Lindsey and an older brother Kristofer.  Even though it gets frustrating being the baby, I don’t always mind, cause I get a lot of attention.

NAM: What activities are you involved in?  
Tatum: I ice dance 3 days a week after school, and once a week before school with my coaches Rob and Beverly, I also take private golf lessons all year round, and sing weekly with a voice coach.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?  
Tatum: After I go on to middle school, then graduate high school, I would like to attend Michigan State University and earn my degree in Teaching.

Fun during NAM National Rehearsals! 

NAM: How would your friends describe you?  
Tatum: I think my friends would describe me as caring, funny, intelligent, loyal and a rule follower- at least I hope that’s how they would describe me, lol.


NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?  
Tatum: The best advice I have ever received is to treat people the way you want to be treated.

NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?  
Tatum: Before Nationals, I practiced my intro in the mirror all the time and I practiced walking in my heels whenever I could, I was so afraid I was going to trip on stage.  Instead when I was called for top 10, my toes slipped out of the toe strap on one of my shoes and was dangling on to my foot by the ankle strap, I had to walk the entire V in front of the judges on my bare tip-toes with my shoe flapping all over the place and pretend like nothing was wrong! It was really funny!

With My Big Sister! 

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Tatum:I love to shop at Abercrombie.

NAM: What is your most prized possession?  
Tatum: My wish rock is my most prized possession.  My mom found it for me on a beach in New England and gave it to me.

NAM: What is your favorite movie? 
Tatum: Divergent, even though it’s not very age appropriate, I can’t help it.


NAM: What is your favorite TV show?  
Tatum: I like to watch iCarly because it’s funny and unique, and I also like to watch Full House on tv because I think it teaches good life lessons in a funny way.

NAM: What is your book?  
Tatum: My favorite book is “A Long Walk to Water”  because I love true stories and this book captured my attention and I couldn’t stop reading it.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?  
Tatum: To be yourself and have fun no matter what you are doing.

Personal Introduction 

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?  
Tatum: I would want to be famous for singing.

NAM: What is your dream job?  
Tatum: My dream job is to be a 3rd grade teacher, I think that’s when the work becomes more challenging, but the students will still listen to you.

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?  
Tatum: I plan to volunteer in my community whenever I can, and hopefully use my title as a microphone to get other young kids involved in volunteering as well.


NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?  
Tatum: I donate the majority of my time to “The Lake County Haven” a women and children’s homeless shelter in Illinois that promotes independent living.  I have held food and clothing drives for them, cooked meals as well as visited the shelter and written and collected words of encouragement that have been posted on the shelters inspiration board.  I also like to volunteer at food pantries, and Feed My Starving Children to name a couple of other organizations I have volunteered with.

NAM: What is your most embarrassing moment?  
Tatum: Once when I was at a Hawks game, a player got hurt and I yelled out “are you ok?”  and at that very moment, it got very quiet and everyone looked at me!

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?  
Tatum: My favorite subject is reading. I have always loved reading since as long as I can remember.

The crowning moment! 

NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for? 
Tatum: My first wish would be a white 2014 convertible Corvette with a black racing stripe down the middle. My second wish would be for a bigger closet, and my last wish would be for a million dollars that I would put in the bank to help pay for my college.

NAM: What is your biggest fear? 
Tatum: I am really scared of bugs! I think they are creepy.

NAM: Who is your rolemodel?  
Tatum: My mom is my rolemodel because she had a very rough childhood and she never gave up and always stayed positive.  She is also a caring person and nice to everyone.

Volunteering! 

NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  
Tatum: I would have dinner with my grandma (my moms mom).  She passed away before I was born and I have always wanted to meet her.

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?  
NAM: My favorite part about NAM is that I can be myself and it has taught me to be confident, proud and helped me realize how important community service is.

NAM: How did you get started with NAM? How long have you been involved?  
Tatum: I started with NAM 5yrs ago when I was a Princess.  My big sister Lindsey also competed with NAM and I would watch her when she was a Princess and I would tell my mom that “I wanted to do that too”.

Walking the NAM National Stage! 

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?   
Tatum: My definition of a NAM girl is someone who is natural, smart, confident, and poised.

NAM:What do you like to do for fun?  
Tatum: For fun I like to play restaurant and school with my friends. My entire room is set up like a classroom with a huge 4 ft by 6 ft dry erase board on one wall.

NAM: What makes your state unique? 
Tatum: I think Illinois is unique because during St. Patrick’s Day we dye the Chicago River a Bright Green color.

First Official Interview! 

NAM: What is your favorite food?  
Tatum: My favorite food is grilled shrimp.

NAM: What makes you laugh?  
Tatum: I think it’s so funny when my mom tells me stories about when I was a baby and things I used to do.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title?   Tatum: The first and only thought I had when I won was “Oh my gosh, is this really happening!!!”


NAM: People would be surprised to know what about you?  
Tatum: People are always surprised when they find out that I weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce when I born.


First Interview as The 2014-2015 National American Miss Jr.  Pre-Teen! 


The Crowning Moment! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

National American Miss Princess Addresses Elementary School on The Importance of Volunteering!






The 2014-2015 National American Miss Princess Hailey Stroh, was asked to speak to a elementary school about the volunteer service she has been doing to inspire other children. Her message is that no matter how old you are you can make a difference in the world! 
 Hailey was asked to give a 40 min. presentation to the classrooms which included a power point presentation that instructed kids how easy it is to start giving back right where they are! They put their words to action by making get well posters for patients at the Children's Hospital!
Way to go Hailey!









Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Official NAM Entertainer is on This season of American Idol!


Rayvon Owen, the official National American Miss National Entertainer will be on American Idol tonight! Make sure to tune in and watch his amazing audition!


Rayvon during The 2014 NAM National Pageant! 



Watch his audition here! Come on NAMily lets support this talented artist! As we watch this up and coming star remember you heard him on the NAM stage first! 

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!