Each and every girl at National American Miss has a story to tell ! At each state pageant we want you to take way too many pictures, make friendships that last forever and memories that last a lifetime ! Check out what NAM Girls had to say !!
What is your favorite NAM memory?
Heidi Gough Ohio- Mom of Contestant I would like to think ours was watching her daddy escort her on stage!! I loved it !!! :)
Mara Lyman Ohio- My favorite NAM memory was when i heard Kristen Nguyen got called the winner because she was really good! She deserved it!
Paige Riachy Ohio- My favorite NAM memory was seeing all my new friends and all the confidence that we all got through out the whole weekend!
Kayla Elaine Schelling- Not excatly my favorite... But when I was 11, I competed in my first NAM pageant ever! They were announcing the top 20 semifinalists, and my name was called! Unfortunatedly, I didn't hear it! So I ended up delaying the show for five minutes until my parents came near the front of the stage and got my attention. Oops!
Lloydian Dossen- my favorite NAM memory was hearing all of the inspiring speeches from all of the Queens. national american miss is a great life expierence. your never to young and your never to old to be a PRINCESS ♥ ! hahaha=)
Shellye Echeverria New Jersey- My favorite NAM moment was when My parents and sister hugged me after the finale. I felt I accomplished many things and the pageant made me a self confident girl!
Madison Bosack Pennsylvania- My favorite National American Miss memory was just being myself. I didnt have to be anyone else! You don't look like a Barbie,and when you go on stage...you feel great. When your at National American Miss,you feel so beautiful,and there is no better feeling than that! National American Miss was a great experience,and boosted my self confidence. I love you National American Miss!
Katherine Guevarra New York- Apart from winning my state teen queen's title my favorite NAM memory was meeting two of my best friends in 2006 at my second NAM pageant, Claudette and Lisa. We are still close to this day thanks to NAM.
Sydney Dillon Ohio-I loved every single moment of the past 2 NAM pageants I have done,but I have to say one of my proudest was winning Miss Spirit 1st Runner-Up because my goal going into this year's pageant was just to get some kind of thro...phy,since 2009 was my first ever pageant and I had NO idea what to do.I just went into with the mentality ''I'm gonna do it and do my best'',and I did great and was just ME,I didn't look fake,no girl did,they were just them the entire time and it was great to REAL.I did so much better and it boosted my confidence amazingly,I just love being ME,not what anyone wants me to be.And also,meeting all my AWESOME pageants friends was another amazing memory,they all rock!!:) ♥ I will NEVER forget my NAM experiences,I had THE best time the last 2 times,I love NAM!!!:)
Charika Jordan Alabama- When I won Miss Alabama and I thought that I wouldn't win because there was a lot of good competition and my favorite memory is when I met all my friends
Meagan Williams North Carolina -My favorite Memory was at this years pageant i had actually tricked my parents into thinking i didnt write them a thank you note this year (i actually did) after getting first runner up best thank you note i...n 2008, they were expecting one again, it wasnt until we checked into our hotel i gave it to them, my dad started crying after reading it :'( haha :) he really loved it and i have to admit that after then my weekend was already complete :) This year i won best thank you note of 306 girls in my age group, it was pretty fabulous :D I also was honored to be in the top 15 in my division and won 3rd runner up spokesmodel :) Im so excited for next year and ive already started on my introduction lol :) See More
Kaiden Maines North Texas- I've competed for the last 5years for a NAM title being in the court every year I was so excited to be crowned miss Texas pre teen 2009(: and this past July I had to give up my title! I was sad to let it go...but was so extremely Happy to crown the miss Texas 2010 , Brianna Tatum(: I can't wait for a fabulous 5 more years to come♥
Sydney Price Georgia- I have tons of wonderful NAM memories, but this one really comes to mind. This past year at the NAM GA Teen pageant, I was called last in the Top 20 (again!) and so I was definitely excited. As we got ready to go onstage for crowning, I was... anxious to see who I would walk out on stage with. When I got up to the steps, the last person on the other side was one of my best friends! When we got onstage we both started crying and grabbed hands and walked out together (my mom was totally crying at this point). I was so happy to be able to share that moment with one of my best friends :)
Caity Spinola New Jersey- meeting everyone and learning the dance number
Lydra Sahou New Jersey-My favorite memory is you just Have to be yourself. Not a barbie type girl, with makeup thick as glue. Just kidding. I also liked the escort part because my dad said he couldnt make it and he came. I was so happy.Made ...Lots Of Friends. And Most Of Them Im Still In Contact With. YAY!
Mikayla Childs South Texas- My favorite memory is All my new and old friends were with me when they called my name as Preteen Queen!! I Love National American Miss, It was my 7th year to participate and I just was so overwelmed I just cried..... tears of Joy!! It has been so much Fun making appearances and preparing for Nationals in November!! So this is from me - Never give up!! Your time will Come!! Thank you National American Miss!!
Kayla Da Cruz New Jersey- I have so many great memories, but if I had to choose one I would choose the first year I competed in National American Miss. I was 7 years old and very shy. I was so scared of being up on stage and giving my introduction, but I did it and it made me feel so proud! I made so many friends that weekend, I am still friends with them today. Most of all I remember the pride in my moms face when I was called top 15. I didn't need to win the crown for my mom to be proud of me, she was proud because I had tried new things and did it with confidence. Today thanks to NAM, I am a confident 11 year old full of hopes and dreams. Today I am the 2010 NJ Pre Teen and so proud! Nationals here I come!!Thank you National American Miss!
Cynthia Rodriguez New York- Everything but since I have to pick 1, my favorite NAM memory is the 70's party (dressing up, meeting new friends, playing & dancing). It was so much fun!
Faith Jackson New York -My favorite Nam memory would be making new friends and signing autograph books.I remember when i started three years ago i was'nt able to write well looking back at autographs i signed when i was five i have no clue what the words were but i got better over the years.Now i sign autograph books with the confidence Nam instill in me.Thanks Namiss!!!!