Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Take a look at The 2010 National American Miss New Jersey Teen

WOW! Has it been a year already? I can’t believe that I was standing on stage in Nashville hand in hand with Miss New Hampshire waiting for my dreams to take off! This incredible year has been filled with numerous appearances, modeling opportunities, volunteer service, and FUN! Words cannot describe the amazing people I met and places I visited throughout my reign.
My year as Miss New Jersey 2010 has been rewarding and spectacular to say the least. I have worked closely with the American Heart Association by assisting at their Annual Have a Heart Ball and collecting signatures to help pass the Child
Obesity Act. In addition I helped to build a house in Newark, NJ with the Habitat for Humanity Organization. Who knew a pageant girl could kick off her heels and learn how to use a power table saw! Some of my additional volunteer activities included organizing a fashion show to collect dresses for underprivileged children called Becca’s Closet, judging the Next Level Youth Pageant, attending National IHOP Day for the Children’s Miracle Network, and volunteering at the Wellness Carnival for the Special Olympics.
Of course my reign extended far beyond community service! I was able to get together with my town mayor and attend numerous pageants as visiting royalty. In addition, I met Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan! I was even able to grace the pages of Supermodels Unlimited Magazine and walk in a charity fashion show in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
I know in the end the crown may rust and the sash may fade, but the friendships and memories made will last a lifetime! With the crown I was able to inspire and lead the youth of my great state of New Jersey and become a spokeswoman for young girls everywhere! My National American Miss journey has been remarkable and I thank everyone for making my year as Miss New Jersey Teen 2010-2011 so special!
Best of luck to the 2011 contestants! You all made it here for a reason…because you are simple the best! Although only one girl will walk away with the crown, know that just by entering you have already shown your confidence and that you walk away a winner!
All My Love and Blessings,
Melissa Hoffman
National American Miss New Jersey Teen 2010-2011

Take a Look at The 2010 National American Miss New Jersey Princess

Andrea Alyssa John The 2010-2011 National American Miss New Jersey Princess

It's a Top Five Finish for The 2010 National American Miss New Jersey Jr Teen

Has it already been a year?!? Its seems like just yesterday I herd the emcee call my name as the 2010 National American Miss New Jersey Jr.Teen. It has been such an honor to represent my state, and the opportunity was truly a blessing. 

I’ve done so many amazing things during my reign, but the ultimate experience was the National Pageant in Anaheim California! I met so many extraordinary girls and had the time of my life with all my sister queens. I was so honored to have placed 3rd runner up in the National Photogenic competition, 4th runner up in Scrapbook, and win National Casual Wear Modeling and Most Promising Model! However, the highlight was placing 1st runner up For the title of National American Miss Jr.Teen!! 

There are so many wonderful people I would like to thank. To my Mom and Dad, I don’t know how I would do it with out you, thank you so much for your unconditional love and support you truly are the best! Steve and Kathleen Mayes thank you so much for creating such a wonderful organization. National American Miss will always hold such a special place in my heart. To the rest of the NAM staff especially Tiffany, Patrice, and Lakisha I love you three so much, and thank you for always being so kind to me. To the Tortoricis, Skorankos, Monellos, and Hoffmans: we have all grown so close and I know our family friendships will continue to strive for a very long time. Mellissa, Kayla, Cielo, and Andrea we truly are sisters, love you girls! Finally to Taccara, where do I even begin, not only are you actually considered part of the family, but you really are my best friend. Thank you so much for the endless hours you put in to getting me ready for nationals. 

To my successor, get ready for one of the best years of your life. Don’t take a second for granted because at the blink of an eye it will all be over.

Good Luck,
Jeanine Juliano

Take a Look at the 2010 National American Miss New Jersey PreTeen!!!

            I’ll never forget the moment when I heard my name called. At first I cried in disbelief but reality quickly set in and I couldn’t stop smiling. It was a dream come true! This year went by real fast!
            My sister queens and I started our reign by representing National American Miss in the Labor Day Parade. During my reign I volunteered for many organizations. I participated in the Miracle Walk to help premature babies. I also volunteered at the Light the Night Walk and the Susan G. Komen Organization. I was able to get every student in my school to donate to the Susan G Komen Organization, I raised over $3,000.00.
            In November I was off to Nationals!! I had a blast! I loved Disneyland and sightseeing in Hollywood with my mom. I had an amazing time. Most importantly I met so many girls and their wonderful families. I was so excited for Nationals; I was crowned National Pre Teen Photogenic Winner and I placed 1st runner up in Casual Wear and Most Promising Model.                 
            National American Miss has taught me to be confident and to never give up on my dreams. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Mayes for creating an organization that helps girls to be confident and to believe in ourselves. Tiffany and LaKishia you inspire me. You are both beautiful inside and out. To my sister queens Melissa, Jeanine, Cielo and Andrea I will always love you! Thank you for being the best sister queens’ ever! To my family thank you for all your support and encouragement! I love you! To my successor, this is a dream of a life time. Make the most of your accomplishment!

I am your reigning 2010 National American Miss New Jersey Pre Teen Kayla Da Cruz.