This past Saturday NAM girls from all over the country traveled to Las Vegas to watch Miss America LIVE !! The girls had a BLAST making friendships and hitting up all of the wonderful trade shows !!Check out these AWESOME pictures and get the inside scoop from my NAM correspondent our very own National All-American Miss Teen Shannon Smith!!!
A WORD FROM SHANNON:This past weekend I had an amazing opportunity to fly to Las Vegas and watch the Miss America pageant LIVE. It was a weekend full of fun, excitement, beautiful gowns, lots of crowns, and new memories with my sister queens. After flying in Friday morning my mom and I hit the mall to do some shopping. Later on in the afternoon I went to the Miss America trade show with the beautiful Kristin Gilbart (National All America Teen 2008-2009) and her lovely mother. We went around to all the vendors trying on some amazing gowns and looking at all the neat accessories. I even walked away with a new Tony Bowls gown for the national photo shoot in a couples week in Houston. To end the evening we did some more touring of the strip and had dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s restaurant, with a boat serving as our dinner table!Saturday all the National Queens got together and had brunch at the Flamingo hotel. It was so much fun to finally get to know all my sister queens and even meet some of them for the first time. The gardens outside the restaurant made for some great photo opportunities. As we walked around finding cool places to take pictures we had fun goofing off together. Afterwards we all headed back to our rooms to get ready for the pageant. When it was time we took our seats in the Planet Hollywood theatre and watch the excitement of the pageant Live. It was so cool to see all the things that take place during commercials. All the gowns were stunning and the talents very impressive. Following the crowning of the New Miss America all the NAM girls, dressed in red
with our crowns and banners, met at the front steps for a huge group photo. We then walked over to the Bellagio and watch the water show. After all the craziness of the day’s events, it was nice to just hang out, have dinner and walk the mall with Sarah (NAM Jr. Teen) and Kendyl (All America Jr. Teen) and our moms.
My last day there was just a relaxing one, getting in a little bit more touring and even meeting the winners and 1st runner ups of the Amazing Race.The weekend all together was a success and I can’t wait till the
National Photo Shoot till I can see me sister queens again. :)
2009-2010 National All- American Miss Teen
Shannon with some of the CAST from the hit show AMAZING RACE !!!