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National American Miss in Review

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Michaela Jacobs crowns the new National American Miss Teen, Maddie Helget. Photo: Rod Aberegg

Voted the number one pageant system in the nation, National American Miss (NAM) is truly unlike any other pageant system in the country. Whether you have competed in pageants before or it’s your first time to step on a stage, NAM is the perfect opportunity for “Today’s Girl.”

The goal of NAM is to instill valuable life-long skills in each contestant that will build your confidence and set you up for success!

No matter what your future plans include, each contestant walks away with a newfound sense of purpose and confidence, as well as the skills to achieve all of her dreams.

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Nothing compares to the sisterhood of NAM girls! Photo courtesy of National American Miss.

Getting Involved

Open calls are held to inform all new NAM contestants and their families about the values, goals and mission of NAM.

These are free informational sessions that go into great detail about what NAM is all about, what to expect from pageant weekend, the required competitions, optional contests and much more.

With an emphasis on gaining communication skills, each contestant will also participate in a short one-on-one interview at the open call. (Read: 5 Tips to Nail Your 60 Second Pageant Interview)

Getting NAM Ready

With a foundation rooted in growing confidence, National American Miss goes above and beyond to make sure each contestant is prepared and excited for pageant weekend through four vibrant and descriptive magazines.

So, regardless of your previous pageant experience, these magazines are designed to ensure you have all of the step-by-step tools needed to perform your best on pageant weekend!

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NAM contestants can compete in a variety of optional categories, including a runway competition. Photo: Rod Aberegg

Getting to the Crown

At NAM, each contestant participates in four required competitions: Formal Wear Modeling, Personal Introduction, Interview, and the Community Service Project.

As an added bonus, contestants interested in the performing arts and showcasing their individual talents can also participate in the separate Optional Contests. These include Actress, Casual Wear Modeling, Talent, Top Model Search, Spokesmodel, Photogenic and more! (Read: Your Ultimate Guide to NAM Optional Contests)

Getting to Compete is Just Part of the Fun

Each of the state finalists has an opportunity to qualify for the National Pageant in Anaheim, California where they spend the day in Disneyland, tour the famous streets of Hollywood, meet life-long friends from all over the country, and can even take away a brand new Ford Mustang Convertible!

Getting the Gist of it All

So let’s take a quick look at National American Miss in review!

All girls ages 4-18 who are interested in participating in NAM can either go online at www.namiss.com or can attend an open call in their area.

Whether you are a pageant veteran or looking to try something new, NAM is the pageant for you.
We are awarding more than $25,000 in cash and prizes at the state level.

Our national event is held each year in California at Hollywood and Disneyland where we award over $500,000 in cash and prizes and give away a brand new 2017 Ford Mustang Convertible!

With over $1.5 million dollars awarded each year, there is truly a place for you to learn, grow and achieve your dreams at National American Miss!

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The 2016 National American Miss and National All-American Miss winners pose together during an outdoor shoot. Photo courtesy of National American Miss.

Get After It

Now that you have all the information you need, get to it and apply! So many titleholders you’ve seen crowned live on television and those you see in your community were once NAM girls themselves.

Will you become part of the NAMily?

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