Thursday, October 30, 2014

Miss Alabama Princess Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer Research!

Miss Alabama Princess SM,Jaycee Parker, helps to raise $11,500.00 to Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Way to go Jaycee! NAM girls take her lead an start making a difference at any age!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Get Prepared for NAM Nationals!

Former National All-American Miss Teen Alexandra Curtis gives her insight on how to rock the NAM Stage! 

Get NAM tips from NAM Alumni! 

Top 3 Tips from National All-American Miss Teen 2010 Alexandra Curtis:
1) Repetition is key. 
I used to recite my personal introduction in my head every chance I had - waiting in lines, in between classes, on bus rides, etc. I used all the extra time I had to be sure I could do my intro in my sleep. It is important to have your intro down so you don't have to worry about blanking out on stage but also it is important to sound natural so be sure to find a balance in your vocal tone. 

2) Familiarize yourself with current events. 
I would always read The Economist front to back in order to prepare for nationals. While many questions in interview are geared toward you and your aspirations, sometimes you get questions that are a bit more pertinent to recent news, especially because I would often tie in my own political and journalistic ambitions. If you have a particular news source you like I recommend brushing up on hot topics before you attend! 

3) Don't take yourself too seriously. 
Nationals is a lot of work! Yes, you are competing for the job and extraordinary honor of being a national queen, but don't be too serious! It is important to have fun and take the experience to make friends with your sister contestants. I am still very close with many of the women I competed with over the years. Regardless of who wins the crown, the real winners are the ones who come away from the pageant with refined skills and life-long friendships!

Where is She Now... 

Since aging out of National American Miss, Alexandra has been involved with the Miss America Organization. She was Miss Upstate New York 2013 and went on to compete at Miss New York. In 2014 she competed a Miss East Greenwich at Miss Rhode Island where she placed 1st runner up and went on to compete at the National Sweetheart Pageant. Alexandra has done extensive work with her platform "Leading Ladies: Equipping Young Women With the Skills to Lead" to inspire women to pursue leadership and politics. She has been involved with a variety of women's leadership initiatives from MSNBC's Women in Politics: College Edition to serving as a student coordinator for Elect Her: Campus Women Win. Alexandra currently lives in Washington, DC and West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Alexandra and her NAM days!
She won the 2010-2011 National All-American Teen Title!

Miss Florida Pre-Teen Volunteers with The Ronald McDonald House!

Briana Florexil The 2014 Miss Florida Pre-Teen put her title to great use! Briana has 
been busy volunteering all over the great state of Florida! 
She had the opportunity to serve others and
 make a difference right in her own community! 

So NAM girls take her lead and start volunteering TODAY! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Top Model Video!

Get the inside tips on how to compete in the NAM Top Model Competition! 

Words from a NAM Mom!

We enjoy hearing from our NAMILY! National American Miss strives to promote Real-Life challenges during our competitions to help prepare our state finalists for a successful future. Please let us know what path your life has taken so that we can share it with our future leader's.
Here is an update we received about Nicole Hahn from Colorado, we are VERY proud of Nicole!

Hello! Thank you again for our daughter's positive NAM Experience!!! Such a great confidence booster and teaches poise needed in the real world!
It's been about two years since our daughter, Nicole Hahn, participated in your NAM Program. Just wanted to reiterate to you and all involved what a positive experience this was. From Learning poise and critical interview skills to fun on the runway, Nicole learned so much in your work shops and the days leading up to the actual National American Miss Program. It was wonderful that the emphasis was placed on the whole person - academics, community service, talent and yes, presenting oneself in a positive manner on stage!
As Nicole stated in her "Personal Introduction" her goal was to pursue an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and that she did! After NAM, she received her Nomination from our Local Congressional Representative. This required several interviews, essays and resumes (all of which were required for NAM - great experience). We know that a good deal of what she learned through your program supported her efforts to reach her goal. She is now a Cadet 4th Class (Freshman) at USAFA and doing extremely well!
Thank you again! Please keep up the good work you do in supporting our girls and young women to have the confidence to move forward and achieve their dreams!
Here are two news articles about Nicole Hahn:
Nicole is a Cadet 4th Class (freshmen) at USAFA

Nicole at the Colorado NAM Pageant!