Meet the 2010-2011 National American Miss Jr.Teen Kimberly Jester!

Kimberly Jester 2010-2011 National American Miss Jr. Teen

Tiffany: What was your first reaction when you won your national title?
Kimberly:  I was so totally shocked!  I was praying I made Top 10!!  There were so many awesome, incredible girls at nationals this year, so I definitely wasn't expecting it.  To hear my name called was amazing!

Tiffany: How did you prepare for nationals?  
Kimberly: I actually try not to over-prepare so that I can still have fun and be natural.  But, I did rehearse my PI a million times, and practiced walking in my heels to be sure they were properly broken in.

Tiffany: How did you get involved in NAM ?  
Kimberly:They mailed something to my house when I was 5, and I begged my parents to let me try it out. They were very reluctant!!  But they let me and I've been hooked ever since.

Tiffany: What do you want to be when you grow up?  
Kimberly: I would really like to be a food critic, or something having to do with food, because it's my favorite thing in the world.

Tiffany:What to you like to do for fun?  
Kimberly: Like most teenagers, I like to hang out with friends and go to movies and to the mall.  And TEXT!  =)
Kimberly's winning reaction
Tiffany:What activities are you involved in?  
Kimberly: I am involved in cheerleading, student council, my church's student ministry, and other things. 

Tiffany: What is your best quality ?  
Kimberly: I think my best quality is my ability to make friends and connect easily with people.  I think you can find common ground with everyone if you listen to them and try to be a true friend.

Tiffany: How would your friends describe you?  
Kimberly: My friends would definitely tell you I'm an over-achiever, a perfectionist, and that I like to laugh.  They'd also tell you I'm a "goody-goody."

Kimberly and NAM titleholders at the 2010 National Pageant at Disney Land!
Tiffany:Where is your favorite place to shop? 
Kmberly: I like to shop at boutiques, but I also love the bigger, more well-known stores!

Tiffany: Finish this sentence: People would be surprised to know...
Kimberly: That I've broken a bone in my foot, twice!  And both times it was right before cheerleader try-outs!

Tiffany:What is your favorite childhood memory ?
Kimberly: My favorite childhood memory was the first time (of many!) that I went snowboarding.  I loved the snow and enjoyed shredding the mountain!

Tiffany: What is your most embarrassing moment?
Kimberly: One time I was about 6 and I was showing off my mad dance and gymnastic moves while my dad was videotaping me.  Something went horribly wrong!  I tried to do a front rollover, but I bounced too hard and landed on my head!   The thump my head made on the floor could be heard over the music and laughter of my whole family.  This videotape haunts me to this day ....Embarrassing!!!
Kimberly is a member of her Highscool cheerleading squad.

Tiffany: If you could trade places with anyone for a day who would it be? 
Kimberly:   It may sound strange, but I'd like to trade places with someone my age growing up in foreign, or even an impoverished nation.  Someone who has none of the things or conveniences I have living in America.   I think in doing so I could get a true sense of what hardships kids all over the world endure daily, and would return to my normal life a more appreciative girl for all the blessings in my life.

Tiffany:If I gave you 1 million dollars what is the first thing you would by?  
Kimberly:The first thing I would do wouldn't be to buy anything.  I'd immediately tithe 10% to my church!

Tiffany: What is your favorite quote?  
Kimberly: GALATIANS 6: 7-9   "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap."   I believe this because everything we do will come back to us in some way.  The consequences of our actions, be they good or bad, cannot be avoided.  I cannot understand how so many people sow so little, but want to reap enormously.  I don't think it works that way.

Kimberly with her family at the National Pageant.
Tiffany:What is your all time favorite movie? 
Kimberly: I have several, but I would have to say The Notebook.  Gets me every time.

Tiffany: What is your most prized possession?  
Kimberly: I don't really have a prized possession, but I have a favorite possession!  It's my stuffed animal, Moose, that I've had since I was 3.  Moose goes EVERYWHERE with me!

Tiffany:What is your favorite book?  
Kimberly:I enjoyed the Twilight Series, and blew through them in a matter of days!

Tiffany: Who is your role model ?    
Kimberly: Jesus is my ultimate role model.  However, on earth, I admire my parents for always instilling in me good morals, and for the sacrifices they make for our family.

Kimberly The 2010-2011 National American Miss Jr Teen
Tiffany: If you could star on any TV show what would it be?  
Kimberly: I would LOVE to star on my own food show, where I get to make my own dishes and then EAT THEM!  =)

Tiffany: What do you hope to accomplish as  The 2010-2011NAM Junior Teen?   
Kimberly: I am really looking forward to travelling the country and meeting all the wonderful NAM girls that I know are out there!   I also am hoping to volunteer a lot, and show that our generation can make a difference in the world.

Tiffany:What is the biggest misconception about your generation? 
Kimberly: I think one big misconception is that kids my age aren't into anything but themselves, that we are given too much without having to work for it.  I know some really incredible teens, and this statement does not apply to them at all.  Oftentimes we just "work for things" differently than our parents did!

Tiffany: If you had to pick between your cell phone, computer or TV what would you pick?
Kimberly:  Oh my gosh, definitely my cell phone!!  I can do so much on it, including surf the web and watch videos!

Kimberly at the 2011 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas.
Tiffany: What is the best advice you have ever received?   
Kimberly:I think the best advice I ever received was to remain true to my valued and morals and beliefs.  Trust me, this has helped me on the dangerous battleground of high school.

Tiffany: If you could witness any historical event which would you choose ? 
Kimberly:  As painful and gut-wrenching as it would be, I would choose to witness the cruxification of my Lord, Jesus Christ.   I still can't fathom what He did for me -- for us -- but that would help.

Tiffany: What is your favorite and least favorite subject in school? 
Kimberly: My favorite class is math.  My least favorite is english.  AP English at my high school is horrrrrible!!!!

Tiffany: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Kimberly: I'm going to have to go with sushi on this one, because I could eat it all day, every day!

Tiffany:What makes you unique ?   
Kimberly: I truly believe EVERYONE is unique, because each of us was created in God's image.  We are all as different and unique as our fingerprints.  Honestly, I don't think I'm more unique than anyone else!

Tiffany:What advice do you have for any girls thinking about entering NAM?   
Kimberly: I would tell them to just DO IT!  Once they make the decision to compete, they will never regret it.  The skills they learn, the friendships they make -- it all makes it SO worth the investment and effort!  It's the experience of a lifetime!

Kimberly and Courtney Landes NAM Missouri Jr Teen in California.


  1. Kimberly, if you see this, I wanted to tell you that I think you are absolutely amazing! I love Jesus too and I'm glad you told us about your faith :)
    I am competing in NAM Iowa jr.teen this year. I just turned 13 so it is my first time in this category and I'm kinda scared! but your story has encouraged me!
    Love, Abbey

  2. Hi Abbey, its Kimberly! Wanted to let you know I saw your comment :)
    Don't be scared to compete! There's a first time for everything and I'm sure you will do fabulous! I competed in NAM for SEVERAL years just trying and trying! And then this year I was blessed to have won nationals! So God's timing and plan for you is perfect, there is no need to be scared! Especially with a pageant system like NAM, they are absolutely amazing!! I am so honored my story has encouraged you, that really means alot to me! I hope I can meet you soon, if you have a facebook, add me as a friend please so we can talk! thanks for your comment!
    Love, Kimberly

  3. This is soooo inspiring not only in NAM but in life as well. I love to follow NAM queens but Kimberly is absoutly amazing and my favorite :)
    Like Abbey her story has encouraged me in everday life.
    Thanks Kimberly, you are truly a great role model and queen! :)

  4. Hi! wow I didn't think you'd actually see my comment! lol! Thanks for the advice! I hope to do well. last year was my first year and i made top ten. I hope to make it again :) Unfortunately, my mom won't let me have a facebook :( tear! but I do have Gmail..? Do you know if you will be at the Jr.Teen pageant? Last year, Sarah (spellling???) Summers was there, so hopefully you will be!! That would be AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!
    Hope to talk to you soon!
    Love, Abbey

  5. Wow! hey guys! Kayla, what state are you competing in and what division? If you have a facebook please add me :) Thank you so much for your kind words, it really means alot to me! Hope I can meet you this summer :)
    and Abbey, for a first timer, top ten is AWESOME!!! Wish you had a Facebook, i dont have a Gmail! And also, Im not sure if Im going to the Iowa pageant yet but maybe! Cortlyn Kasik, the Iowa Jr Teen, is such a sweetheart! Talk to ya soon!

  6. Hey!
    Thanks :) I was honestly shocked! Aw rats! Ya, last year, during the pageant, EVERYONE was talking about her! it was insane! They all thought she was amazing. I haven't even met her but i know she is amazing, as all NAM girls are! :) I REALLY hope you will be there! But maybe not, b/c Texas is a liiitttllle far ;) lol.
    yep talk to u soon!

  7. Hey again! :)
    I have competed with you in the past when I was like 5,6,&7 but stopped competing because I moved out of state but now that I am back in Texas, I plan to start competing again as a jr. teen and would absoultly love to meet you this summer!!
    I would also love to add you on facebook :)
    hope to talk you soon also

  8. Hi Kimberly,
    I have been in NAM for the past 2 years in the Pre-Teen division. It's been great! I just want to say Thank you for being a wonderful NAM Queen, Thanks to you I made it into the top 10 for my division.Thanks Again,


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