My daughter started in NAM 5 years ago being very shy and not confident in herself. She didnt place the first 3 years yet we kept coming back because she had a blast, grew in countless ways, learned lifelong skills, and made some great friends!
NAM has completely changed her and i couldnt say enough good things about it! I see many people get discouraged and say the pageant is rigged when their daughter doesnt place, or that it is too expensive, etc. However, this pageant is as fair as it gets. Yes sometimes old queens keep coming back and winning year after year but they dont win because theyve won before, they win because they earn it on their own.
When it comes to parents complaining about fees, all the fees are laid out from the very start, it seems as if many people dont read their magazines fully! The staff doesnt an excellent job of organizing such large amounts of girls, they deserve a lot more credit than they get!
Overall this is a fair pageant, take it from someone who has had a daughter not place. I think its easy to blame ones daughter not placing on the pageant but the bottom line is that it just takes hard work and practice!