Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 NAM National's Streaming Schedule!

Want to watch Nationals? Here is the streaming schedule. You will be able to watch at www.namiss.com
2016 NAM Nationals Streaming Schedule 
*All Times PST
Wednesday, Nov. 23
9:00am - Princess State Queens: Formal Wear
10:00am - Princess All-American: Formal Wear
11:30am - Jr. Pre-Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
12:30pm - Jr. Pre-Teen All-American: Formal Wear
6:30pm - Princess: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
8:15pm - Jr. Pre-Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Thursday, Nov.24
8:15am - Pre-Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
9:00am - Pre-Teen All-American: Formal Wear
10:45am - Jr. Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
11:30am - Jr. Teen All-American: Formal Wear
12:45pm - Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
1:30pm - Teen All-American: Formal Wear
3:30pm - Car Drawing!!!

Friday, Nov. 25
8:00am - Pre-Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
12:45pm - Princess All-American: Pageant Finale
3:15pm - Jr. Pre-Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
6:00pm - Princess State Queens: Pageant Finale
8:30pm - Jr. Pre-Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale

Saturday, Nov. 26
8:00am - Miss All-American & State Queens: Formal Wear
12:00pm - Pre-Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
2:30pm - Pre-Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale
5:00pm - Jr. Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
7:00pm - Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
9:00pm - Miss: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Sunday, Nov. 27
10:30am - Miss All-American & State Queens: Pageant Finale
1:15pm - Jr. Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
3:30pm - Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
6:00pm - Jr. Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale
8:15pm - Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Get to Know our National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Justice Apodaca!



NAM: Tell us about yourself: 
Justice: My name is Justice Apodaca and I am 9 years old and I am an Army brat with two brothers Jordan 12 and Jude who is 3.

NAM: What activities are you involved in? 
Justice: I dance full time at Image studio of Dance. I love playing outside and with my American Girls Dolls.

NAM: What are your plans for the future? 
Justice: When I grow up I plan to attend college and be an attorney so I can make a lot of money and make the wrongs right.

NAM: How would your friends describe you? 
Justice: My friends would probable say I am Hilarious. I love having fun and just being a kid.

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you? 
Justice: Just be yourself and everything happens for a reason.



NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received? 
Justice: The best advice I have been given would be for me to be myself no matter what.

NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?
Justice: I have been involved in pageantry since I was a toddler. To prepare for NAM I worked with an interview coach who helped me to be natural when talking to adults and not to hesitate on my answers there is no correct answer.

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop? 
Justice: My favorite store is Justice. Cause it’s my name. lol!

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
Justice:  Pageants have taught me how to be confident and helped me meet a lot of friends from all over the world that I will have forever.

NAM: What is your most prized possession? 
Justice:My most prized possession is my family everything else is replaceable.

NAM: What is your favorite movie? 
Justice: Favorite movie is Pitch Perfect, cracks me up.


NAM: What is your favorite TV show?  
Justice: My favorite tv show is Jesse because its funny.

NAM: What is your book?
Justice:Whatever after and bad hair day.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls? 
Justice: Just be yourself! Don’t change who you are because you think that is what someone wants. Enjoy it while it lasts.

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be? 
Justice: I would love to be a famous singer.

NAM: What is your dream job?
Justice: To be a Supreme court Justice and make the wrongs right.

NAM: How do you plan to use your title? 
Justice: I am going to use my title to inspire other kids like me that anything is possible.


NAM: How do you volunteer in your community? 
Justice: I volunteer at my school and at events in my town. I am planning to do a lot more this year even though I am only 9.

NAM: What is your most embarrassing moment? 
Justice: When I was peed my pants on stage at a pageant when I was four years old, I thought I could hold it.

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school? 
Justice: Math because its challenging.

NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for? 
Justice: The first would be to stay with my family forever. Second would be to travel the world and third would be to win the power ball so my parents don’t have to work anymore.

NAM: What is your biggest fear? 
Justice: My biggest fear is losing my family.


NAM: What is the biggest misconception about your generation? 
Justice: That we are all spoiled and don’t have goals.

NAM: Who is your role model? 
Justice: My role model in life are my parents because they have always been there for me.

NAM: If you could go back in time to any historical event what would it be? 
Justice: I wouldn’t go back in time because everything has led me to where I am now.

NAM: Who is to most influential person in the world?
Justice: God, because he is always in control.

NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Justice:  I would love to have dinner with Jesse from the tv show because she is super funny and I think she would be fun to hang out with.

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
Justice: My favorite part is getting to be on stage with my dad. I am so proud of him.


NAM: How did you get started with NAM?
Justice: My friend told me about NAM three years ago.

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl? 
Justice: A girl who is real not fake, with dreams of making a difference.

NAM: What do you like to do for fun?  
Justice: Ride my hover board and having sleepovers with my girlfriends.

NAM: What makes your state unique? I
Justice: I am unique because there is no one in the world like me. I am girly but still strong.

NAM: What is your favorite food? 
Justice: Japanese food, I love to watch them cook it in front of me.



NAM: What makes you laugh? 
Justice: My dad makes me laugh because he is goofy.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title?
Justice:  I won, I won, Oh my gosh, I did it! I am still shocked every day and grateful.

NAM: People would be surprised to know what about you?
Justice:  I have lived overseas and I arm wrestle boys at school and win.





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Get to know The 2015-2016 National All-American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Hayleigh Ranf!


NAM: Tell us about yourself: 
Hayleigh: am straight “A” 4th grader who loves to dance.  I spend 20+ hours a week at the dance studio and the stage is my 2nd home.  When I am not at school or dance you can find me at the sand dunes with my family.

NAM: What activities are you involved in?  
Hayleigh:I am involved in many activities such as dance, volunteering, riding my quad at the sand dunes and pretty much any craft project.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?  
Hayleigh:When I graduate high school I plan to go to college in California.  While getting my degree in marine biology I also plan to work at Disneyland.  My dream is to be a Disney Princess.

NAM: How would your friends describe you?  
Hayleigh:My friends would describe me as silly, small in size but with a big heart.

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?  
Hayleigh:“Dance like no one is watching”



NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?  
Hayleigh:The best advice I have ever received is to always be myself.

NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?  
Hayleigh:I prepared by practicing everyday with my mom.  She would ask me tons of interview questions, make me walk around my hula hoop in my pageant shoes and practice my introduction with a fake microphone in front of my stuffed animals.

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?  
Hayleigh:I love to shop at Bath and Body Works.  I like to collect all the hand sanitizer flavors.

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?  
Hayleigh:I would have to say that NAM has helped me build confidence and not be afraid to go out and make new friends.

NAM: What is your most prized possession?  
Hayleigh:My most prized possession would have to be my crown and banner.  It’s my everyday reminder that hard work pays off and dreams come true.



NAM: What is your favorite movie? 
Hayleigh:My favorite movie is Fast and Furious 7. 

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?  
Hayleigh: My absolute favorite TV show is Jessie on the Disney channel.

NAM: What is your book?  
Hayleigh:Reading is not my favorite subject but if I had to pick a favorite book it would be any Junie B. Jones books.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?  
Hayleigh: I would tell future NAM girls to always be true to themselves, make friends any chance you can and never give up on your dreams.

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?  
Hayleigh: I would love to be famous for helping put a stop to animal cruelty.



NAM: What is your dream job?  
Hayleigh:I have 2 dream jobs.  One is to become a marine biologist and the other is to become a Disney Princess at Disneyland.  I would love to be Ariel.

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?  
Hayleigh:I will use my title by volunteering my time, helping encourage other young girls to be confident and being a positive role model to everyone I meet throughout my year. 

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?  
Hayleigh:I have volunteered at the local bunny rescue and the Mobile Mini’s therapy horse ranch.   I will also be volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. 

NAM: What is your most embarrassing moment? 
Hayleigh:My most embarrassing moment is when I slipped on stage during the opening number at NAM Nationals. 

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?  
Hayleigh:My favorite subject in school is math.  I am a part of the 30second club, which means I can do my 2’s through 9’s times tables in under 30seconds.



NAM:  If you had three wishes what would you wish for? 
Hayleigh: If I had 3 wishes I would wish for:

1.    That no one in the world would have to go to bed hungry or homeless.
2.    That no one would harm animals.
3.    That I had every single Shopkin toy made.

NAM: What is your biggest fear?  
Hayleigh: My biggest fear is forgetting a dance while I am on stage.

NAM: What is the biggest misconception about your generation?  
Hayleigh: The biggest misconception about my generation is that all we do is play video games. 

NAM: Who is your role model?  
Hayleigh:My role model is my mom.  Every day she works full time and then drives me to dance for 4hrs.  My dance studio is 1hr away from our house.  She gives up a lot just so I can do the things I like to do.  I hope to one day do the same for my kids.



NAM: If you could go back in time to any historical event what would it be?  
Hayleigh:If I could go back in time to visit any historical event I would go back to when the Dinosaurs were alive- only if I was able to be invisible so they wouldn’t eat me.

NAM: Who is to most influential person in the world? 
Hayleigh:I am only 9 so I would have to say that my mom and dad are the most influential people to me in the world.

NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? 
Hayleigh:If I could have dinner with anyone I would pick my state directors Breanne and Ryan.  They always make me laugh and I think it would be fun.

NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss? 
Hayleigh:My favorite part about NAM is meeting new friends.  Now that I am an All American Queen I love that I have sisters to spend time with.   I am an only child so it’s great to have a lot of sisters.

NAM: How did you get started with NAM? How long have you been involved? 
Hayleigh:I got started with NAM when I was 6years old and I received an open call letter in the mail.  I dragged my mom and dad to the open call and the rest is history.


NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl? 
Hayleigh:My definition of a NAM girl is any girl who is not scared to be themselves and never gives up on their dreams.

NAM: What do you like to do for fun?   
Hayleigh:I love to go to the sand dunes with my family.  Riding my quad is so much fun.  I also like to hang out with my cousin.  She is my best friend.

NAM: What makes your state unique? 
Hayleigh:My state is unique because you can wear flip flops all year long.

NAM: What is your favorite food?  
Hayleigh: My favorite food is prime rib steak from Black Angus.

NAM: What makes you laugh? 
Hayleigh:Things that make me laugh are my friends and anytime I can laugh at myself for being silly.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title? Hayleigh:My first thought when I captured my title was I finally did it!!!!!! 

NAM: People would be surprised to know what about you?  
Hayleigh:People would be surprised to know that I ride a 250cc quad at the sand dunes.










Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How has pageantry prepared you for your future?





"As a junior in High school, pageantry has helped me gain the skill of balancing my education, sports, volunteer, and family. Being a part of my schools Tv Productions class, I'm learning first hand what it is to be behind the camera as a future News Anchor. I am certain with the education and skills learned in high school and the determination and drive of pageantry, I will be equipped to use my passion for journalism, in hopes to one day attend Florida State University.  Pageantry has also helped me keep things into perspective and has taught me how to effectively speak to people, in school, in public, on stage and off. It has given me a voice to inspire others to never give up and believe in themselves. Through pageantry I have been able to share with so many people the causes that are so dear to my heart. Most importantly, it has given me the ability to be driven and is leading me in the right direction of a successful future."
Brianna Smith The 2015-2016 National American Miss Jr. Teen

Monday, October 17, 2016

How Being a NAM National Titleholder Has Changed My Life...


How has holding a NAM National title changed my life? I think a better question would be how has it not changed my life, as National American Miss has indeed infiltrated every aspect of my life from the moment I was crowned the 2015-2016 NAM Teen.
As a National Titleholder, physically I’ve been given a crown and banner, but metaphorically I’ve been given a a door and a microphone. The crown I wear has opened doors to venture to new places, to meet new people, and to experience new opportunities. The banner has allowed me to project my story, my passions, and my heart to audiences larger than I could have ever dreamed.
I have traveled over 10,000 miles to 13 states as an ambassador for NAM. From spending a day at Niagara Falls, to seeing multiple Broadway shows in New York City, to touring our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., to experiencing our rich history in Philadelphia… NAM has afforded me incredible opportunities to travel.
Moreover, being a NAM National Titleholder has shown me the beauty that lies in giving of yourself in service to others. The truth that our lives are but a vapor has been an overriding theme this year. Each person that I have met with or spoken to, although briefly, has impacted my life for the better. From our NAM State Finalists and their families, to various school groups, to precious babies fighting for their next breath in the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, this year has shown me the beauty and brevity in each of our lives. I will always cherish the relationships I have manifested through the crown.
The final avenue that NAM has changed me is through its sisterhood, our NAMily. As cliched or cheesy as it may sound, a family like this is unparalleled. Tears fill my eyes as I think of the sisters that I now share in every corner of our country. It has been an honor to lead and serve with them this year. An even greater honor lies in the ability to spend the rest of our lives uplifting one another in our successes and carrying each other through our trails.

My year of service with National American Miss has changed every part of me. As a stage performer, I had always seen myself as a confident person, but I realized that that confident facade was merely another character I assumed on stage. National American Miss has shown me the depth of talent I possess and the heights that I am able to soar to. Claiming the National Teen title eradicated my fear of failure and showed me that the one thing keeping me from accomplishing my goals, is me. National American Miss has equipped me with the skills that I need to chase and achieve my wildest dreams. As the 2015-2016 National American Miss Teen, I am continually #GrowingConfidence.
Michaela Jacobs