Friday, September 18, 2015

Featuring Cayla Rose Guili The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen






NAM: Tell us about yourself:
Cayla: I am a ten year old girl who loves art, fashion, music, and fun. I have an adorable brother named Tyler, and the sweetest dog ever named Melody. I was born in Florida but I moved to California because my Dad is in the military. I have been doing pageants since I was 1 year old and I have loved pageants since then.

NAM: What activities are you involved in?
CaylaI do Figure Skating, Singing, dancing, modeling, acting, and of course pageants.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?
Cayla: I grow up I wish to be an Entertainment Lawyer with my own fashion company. I would also like to win the gold medal in the 2022 Olympics in Figure Skating.



NAM: How would your friends describe you?
Cayla: My friends would describe me as loyal, trustworthy, and generous…. And fun I hope so!

NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?
Cayla“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” by Audrey Hepburn.

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Cayla: I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it!!!



NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?
Cayla: I sit with my mom and come up with my own ideas of what I want to do on stage and what I want to wear.  My mom really wants me be myself on stage, so get to come up with all of my own ideas! Then I Practice until I can do it perfectly so I am not nervous on stage. I really want to be confident and prepared for pageant weekend.

NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Cayla: I love Justice, Target, Toys R Us, and Nordstrom…. And Yogurtland!

NAM: How have pageants shaped your life?
Cayla: They gave me confidence on stage and public speaking skills, as well as friendships all over the country and memories to last a lifetime!



NAM: What is your most prized possession?
Cayla:My family, my sister queens, my American girl dolls, my crowns, my banners, and of course my I-phone.

NAM: What is your favorite movie?
Cayla: "Into the Woods"

NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
Cayla: "Liv and Maddie"


NAM: What is your book?
Cayla: "Princess Academy"

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
Cayla: Don’t over think it, be yourself and have fun!

NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
Cayla: Acting or singing and making a difference by helping others.



NAM: What is your dream job?
Cayla:To be a famous actress or singer

NAM: How do you plan to use your title?
Cayla:To do lots of volunteer service, I also hope to be a positive role model in whatever I do.  I really think about that in every decision I make.

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
Cayla: I volunteer for the SPCA, Wounded Warrior Project, Soles for Soles, Relay for life, and March of Dimes.  I am also planning on doing more this summer.  I feel like you can never give too much to those in need!



NAM: What is your most embarrassing moment?
Cayla:I had a talent show after school, so I had to go to school with rollers in my hair.  Most of my friends were not used to seeing that!

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
Cayla: Art is my favorite subject.

NAM: If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
Cayla: No More war, Free tickets to go any were you wish, and unlimited frozen yogurt.



NAM: What is your biggest fear?
Cayla: Losing someone I love.

NAM: What is the biggest misconception about your generation?
Cayla:That kids can’t make a difference in the world.

NAM: Who is your role model?
Cayla: My mom.


NAM: If you could go back in time to any historical event what would it be?
Cayla: I would go back to the 20 because it looks like a fun time, and those flapper girl outfits are just so cute.

NAM: Who is the most influential person in the world to you?
Cayla: My mom.  She is my homeschool teacher, acting coach, and is there for me whenever I need her.  She drives me to all of my activities and auditions.  She is my number one fan and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without her.

NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Cayla: Cristina Perry and Demi Lovato.



NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
Cayla: Meeting new people, and making new friends.

NAM: How did you get started with NAM? How long have you been involved?
Cayla: I have been with NAM for 5 years. I became involved with NAM because a friend of mine recommended it in Florida, so when we moved to CA we tried it out.

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Cayla: She is kind, confident, loyal, adventurous, a positive role model and never afraid to do the right thing.



NAM: What do you like to do for fun?
Cayla: I love to play dolls with my friends.

NAM: What makes your state unique?
Cayla: We have Hollywood and Disneyland.  We can also go play in the snow and swim at the beach on the same day! The mountains and beach are only 2 hours apart! I love California!

NAM: What is your favorite food?
Cayla: A baked potato with broccoli and cheese



NAM: What makes you laugh?
Cayla: My little brother.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title? 
Cayla: OMG did I just win....... I DID…. I DID IT!!!! 

NAM: People would be surprised to know what about you?
Cayla:I am a working actress. I booked a commercial last year for Kid’s Cuisine. Just recently I booked a voice over for the new show on Disney Jr., Palace Pets I am the voice of Pumpkin. I recently did a McDonald’s Ad too, and am the voice of Skye on the new computer interactive game of Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol!


Family!

2014-2015 NAM National Queens!


Cayla Rose Guili 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen






Thursday, September 17, 2015

Former Miss Nebraska Teen is Featured on The Meredith Viera Show!


Jordan Somer is a former NAM winner that created an incredible organization to benefit girls across the country! The Miss Amazing Pageant celebrates girls and women with special disabilities. This week Jordan was featured on The Meredith Vieira Show! Watch this powerful clip of a NAM girl that  put feet to her dreams and is literally changing lives all over the nation! We are so proud of Jordan and The Miss Amazing Organization! 






Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Get to know The 2014-2015 National All-American Miss Princess Emily Ortiz!



NAM: Tell us about yourself:
Emily: I’m 7 years old and currently in 2ndgrade. I have an older sister named Elizabeth that is my best friend. I love spending time with friends, but I especially love being around my family and playing board games

NAM: What activities are you involved in?
Emily:I take 6 different types of dance classes, and my favorite class is acro. I also take acting classes because it’s one of my other favorite things to do.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?
Emily:My plans are to go to college, become an actress, and one day become Miss America!


NAM: How would your friends describe you?
Emily:My friends would say I was smart, humble, nice, funny, and a fun girl to be around.

NAM: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Emily:To be confident, to never be shy, and always be a good role model.

NAM: How did you prepare for the NAM National pageant?
Emily:To prepare for nationals my mom helped with my casual wear walk and was always asking me questions for my interview. My sister helped me with my poses for top model and I practiced my introduction over and over and over….



NAM: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Emily:I love shopping at children’s place and I love to wear their headbands.

NAM: What is your most prized possession?
Emily:My prized possession used to be my diary, but now it’s my crown and banner.

NAM: What is your favorite movie?
Emily:My favorite movie is Annie because I loved her voice when she sang.


NAM: What is your favorite TV show?
Emily:My favorite TV show is Liv & Maddie. It’s a show about 2 sisters and I can relate because I also have a sister.

NAM: What is your favorite book?
Emily:My favorite book is Junie B. Jones because all her jokes are really funny.

NAM: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
Emily: I would tell them to be confident, let it out, and to always shine on stage.



NAM: If you could be famous for anything what would it be?
Emily: I want to be famous for being an actress.

NAM: What is your dream job?
Emily: My dream job is to be an actress in movies and TV shows.

NAM: How do you volunteer in your community?
Emily: I create care packages for homeless people and donate them to St. Vincent de Paul. I also read to kids at homeless shelters, but I plan to do a lot more throughout the year.



NAM: What is your most embarrassing moment?
Emily: I haven’t had an embarrassing moment yet, probably because I’m just 7 years old.

NAM: What is your favorite subject in school?
Emily: My favorite subject in school is reading. I love having a big picture in my mind while I read.

NAM: What is your biggest fear?
Emily: My biggest fear is to be camping near a cliff in the dark because you can’t see anything and fall.


NAM: Who is your role model?
Emily:My mom is my biggest role model because she always says that you can be anything if you work hard and be confident.


NAM: If you could go back in time to any historical event what would it be?
Emily:If I could back in time I would go back to see Dinosaurs like T-rex, Allosaurus, and Brontosaurus.

NAM: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Emily:I would love to have dinner with Selena Gomez because she is a good actress and I love her songs.


NAM: What is your favorite part about National American Miss?
Emily: My favorite part was all the friends I made and how NAM taught me to be confident and always believe in yourself.

NAM: How did you get started with NAM? How long have you been involved?
Emily: My mom got a letter in the mail last year and we went to an open call and we competed in the state pageant. I was the 3rd runner up and I loved the pageant because it was so much fun. Then 6 months later at nationals I became the National All-American Miss Princess.

NAM: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Emily: A NAM girl is sweet, confident, a good role model, and a girl that never gives up.


NAM: What do you like to do for fun?
Emily: I love going to the movies and eating A LOT of popcorn! I also love playing board games with my family.

NAM: What is your favorite food?
Emily: My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs….especially the meatballs!!

NAM: What makes you laugh?
Emily: My mom makes me laugh all the time because she is silly and funny.

NAM: What was your first thought you had when you captured your national title?

Emily: I was in shock because all my other friends were really good, and I was very happy and thankful.