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NAM Girl Walks The Runway in AmericanGirl Fashion Show!

Lauren Sturgill, this year’s National PreTeen Top Model winner, was able to put her modeling skills she’s learned through the NAM program to great use last week.  She was cast as the AmericanGirl  “Julie” character in an AmericanGirl benefit fashion show! Not only did she take the runway by storm, but Lauren put her modeling skills to good use! She helped raise over $100,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital! The event was a family affair, Lauren's big sister Hailey was also there to greet all of the guest. Hailey was Miss Washington PreTeen 2008 and Miss Washtion Jr. Teen 2012. Hailey currently holds the title of Miss Seattle's Outstanding Teen. 
Lauren walking the catwalk! Lauren and her big sister Hailey! Lauren Sturgill The 2013-2014 National American Miss PreTeen Top Model Winner!

Meet The 2013-2014 National American Miss Teen Rachel Major!

My name is Rachel Major, I am 17 years old and currently a senior at Portage High School in Indiana. I love to play softball, spend as much time as I can with my friends and family as they are very important to me, and in my spare time curl up on the couch and watch some TLC. I am excited to graduate from high school this spring and in the fall attend Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and earn a business degree to eventually have my own business as an event planner.  NAM: How did you get involved in National American Miss? Rachel: I have competed in National American Miss since its beginning in 2003.  My mom wanted me to be an outgoing child rather than shy, so when she received a flyer in the mail from a similar pageant in 2001 that was run by Steve and Kathleen Mayes and she signed me up. I had the time of my life and was honored to have placed 1st runner up so I went back the next year.  In 2003 the Steve and Kathleen Mayes contacted us with the news that they were  s…

Two former NAM winners are headed to NYU!

Two former NAM titleholders are headed to NYU! These two talented young ladies met at the NAM National Pageant back in 2008 and now they will start their freshman year together in the big apple this fall! We are so proud of Tierra and Savannah! 
Tierra Gonzalez-Hammonds is a former Miss California PreTeen and she captured the 2008-2009 National American Miss PreTeen title. She plans to study journalism at NYU! Savannah Rae Buttram captured the title of Miss Alabama PreTeen in 2008! 
Throwback to the NAM National Pageant in 2008! This is what NAM is all about...Making friendships and going after your dreams! 

Meet The 2013-2014 National American Miss Princess Shae Smolik!

Shae Smolik is 7 years old and is from Des Moines, Iowa.  She attends a Christian school and is in second grade.  Shae comes from a family of 5 children and two yorkshire terriers!
    We got involved in NAM when a post card came to her grandma's address but addressed to Shae.  Grandma called us up and said "I don't know what this is but would Shae like to do this?"  I asked Shae what she thought about doing a pageant and she was excited to give it a try!  So we attended a open call meeting in Des Moines and she made it through as a contestant!  This was our first time either of us had done a pageant.  We went to the Iowa state pageant and much to our disbelief we won!!     We prepared for the National pageant buy obtaining a Coach named, Michele Strom, who helped us so much!  Shae also practiced her walk, interview and monologue consistently.     The best advice Shae has been given is to "BE YOURSELF!!"  Let your own personality shine!     Shae plans on beco…