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National American Miss - NAM Rank Scoring at National
Many NAM-scoring complaints are noted in several reviews. As the author the Producing Beauty Pageants series, by Anna Stanley, I have spent nearly 10 years investigating the top-producing pageants in the U.S. Allow me to feature an except from from my upcoming book,...
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#1910048

Beware of letting you child do this. This Organization is all about money They have canceled this years La/Ms Pageant and are not willing to give back the money that we payed for this .Received a Email saying that if my daughter Qualifiers for next year she may enter in that one but no Guarantee that she will be able to Compete still.no refund Let alone this organization did not inform any of the parents that there would be no refunds .There also is nothing in all the little Magazines that they give your child that you will never get your money back. If they cancel and you daughter doesn't get to CompeteThe BBB will be hearing about this

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#1191556 Review #1191556 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
How NAM requires a legally-binding signature on their contract (Official Application) before dispensing complete, written financial disclosures to prospective contestants.
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Refused refund knowing a pageant was canceled when they accepted the payment

My daughter's pageant was canceled last year due to Covid. They refused a refund, including the talent fee that she paid several hours before they canceled the pageant. NAM knew that a decision was being made that day, they didn't inform her of that, instead they greedily took her money. They took money knowing that the pageant was most likely not taking place, money from a working college student. Disgusting greedy organization that should be shut down. 0 stars would be more appropriate.

User's recommendation: Do not recommend. SCAM.

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#2617657 Review #2617657 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Boost in confidence
Cons
  • Totally a scam
Loss
$300
Preferred solution
Price reduction
New Reviewer
My old response, and it still stands: I have done it before for years. I would say RUN, unless you want to do it for the sake of gaining quick skills and self-confidence, but, however, self-confidence can break if you don't put a lot of money into it! It's all...
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#1912897

I would say RUN, unless*** ^^^ Meant to say *unless not *useless

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#2125015 Review #2125015 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Are trying their best
  • Boost confidence
Cons
  • Transparent in much of how it operates
Loss
$8100
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Money Sucker

Where do I begin... years ago, I held a state queen title for NAM but I was young and didnt realize how much money went into it. Fast forward to this year: because of COVID I decided to compete in their virtual appointed representative program as it was only $40 to enter. Aware of the sponsorship fees, I asked during my interview if Id have to pay that for nationals since I would not receive the $1000 scholarship that the winners of live pageants do. The judge said no. I was later notified that I had won, and during the zoom meeting was told that Id have to pay the $950 sponsorship fee by July 20th. I am a college student and cannot drop $1000 for just a crown and banner. I have also competed in another system where the max amount is $100 in DONATIONS. Yes, it goes to charity rather than into the program. Anyways, after calculating costs and realizing it would cost me around $4000 to compete in this pageant, I resigned, and let me just say that the director was VERY immature about it. NAM will not get any more of my money!

User's recommendation: Hidden fees are everywhere, avoid this company!

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#2077305 Review #2077305 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Pros
  • Boost confidence
Cons
  • No refund during pandemic
  • Transparent in much of how it operates
  • Too expensive

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Greedy company

This company will not give refunds even though there is a GLOBAL PANDEMIC going on. I pulled my daughter out due to a family member with weakened immune system and they will not refund. Told me I could send her next year?!?!?! Why would I do that when they obviously only care about making money and not these young girls or their families. Pure TRASH

User's recommendation: Dont waste your money...and it will be lots and lots of money!

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#1909704

I totally agree with the comments, from personal experience.

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#2061827 Review #2061827 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Boost confidence
Cons
  • No refund during pandemic
  • Pricing
Loss
$275
Preferred solution
Full refund

Disappointed With This Pageant System

The winners at the National Level are selected by a Political strategy not based on actual merit.

User's recommendation: Do Not Waste Your Money.

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#1902029 Review #1902029 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Loganville, Georgia

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National American Miss - Request a refund
National American Miss - Request a refund
We are going through a pandemic with Covid-19. I understand if a request fir the refund was not able to be done during normal routine, however our jobs are on the line and when things get back to normalcy we still have to catch up on missed time from work. We were told we could not get a refund not even a partial. We were told it would be transferred to next year pageant, and I informed them I do not want my daughter representing any kind of pageant that can't or will not consider the safety or well being of others.
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#1894910

I could not get a refund either. Absolutely ridiculous.

The pandemic is out of our control.

They do not care about these girls or their families. Only money!

#1853941

Maybe when your daughter has a daughter she can use the store credit. Get over it.

#1853948
@PissedConsumer1853941

God bless you too.

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#1885087 Review #1885087 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Loss
$400
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer
She clearly stated there were no hidden fees after the $275 & a additional $275liar They charge extra fpr photoshoots, flowers,extra photos,group photos n so many other hidden deceptions. For tge money spent they offer no continental snacks,no treats or drinks to cater...
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#2022724

Boogie? Like a booger?

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#1644341 Review #1644341 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Pros
  • Confidence earned
Cons
  • Totally a scam
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$600
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

Terrible

Granddaughter competed twice. Yes she made top 5 however by second year noticed a pattern. Winner either past winner in lower age group or the winner had an agent. Was already doing print work or commericals. This year it was like agents sent girls to the state pageant and it was like an open cattle call. The average girl as they brag about is out of luck.
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#1821786

My granddaughter is as average as average gets. She is beautiful as all 12 year old girls are. She was recently selected to compete at an open call, there was nothing biased or fishy about the process.

#1759399

As a National American Miss former winner, I disagree, I competed my first time at my state pageant against other former winners and girls with coaches. Usually it is common to see other winners, win. But its not impossible to win.

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#1643180 Review #1643180 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
Not what is advertised
Preferred solution
Stop being untruthful
It was our first time to attend NAM event in Scottsdale, AZ on July 26-29, 2019. We did not signed up on all the options for the contest. My daughter won the Junior Teen category and holding that title.for a year. She still cannot believed that she won. I know that...
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#1857682

It is obvious that the only reason you are happy is because your daughter won. This pageant system is very unfair and is heavily based on Politics, especially when you attend the National level in California.

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#1607920 Review #1607920 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant

My experience

I am posting after my experience at the pageant. I do like NAM and it is an over all fun experience. I have 2 concerns but just wondering. My daughter is blonde and she told me that becsuse she was blonde and the title holder is blonde that they will not pick another blonde for this year. A brunette won. Nam is fair with diversity but the hair color seems to change every other year. Just wondering if that is intentional. I do think the top 15 were very deserving of being top 15. My second concern was that I noticed that those who sell the most advertisement with NAM which makes the money for NAm seem to be in the top 15 frequently. My question us does this influence there judging? Besides all that I do think NAM is alot of fun for the girls.
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#1603940 Review #1603940 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Stone Mountain, Georgia
New Reviewer
I paid for causal wear n top model. My daughter didn't get nominated for anything. I just recieved her photos from top model and clearly my child isnt canera shy. I'm glad my daughter has a great self esteem. NAM provided to me its all about money. If any ask me I'm...
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#1726844

You are absolutely right! They just see dollar signs.

They tell you it's optional and when they give out awards for the optional it truly makes the other girls feel sad inside. They are the biggest scam of all.

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#1591824 Review #1591824 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hiram, Georgia
Reason of review
BS
Loss
$800
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
New Reviewer

Someone answers the phone and they get back to you

I have had a positive experience. I always speak to the same person and she is polite and helpful and always get back to me. If this was an issue of the past , it is not now. They are helpful and friendly.
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#1578350 Review #1578350 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Milton, Florida
Cons
  • No cons
Reason of review
Good customer service
Anyone who is giving this company five stars is a liar. This company is so ridiculous. I called due to my daughter having a dance competition on the same date as her first pageant experience and tried to get a refund and was told that it is held in an account until...
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#1573537 Review #1573537 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Preferred solution
Full refund

Hard to contact phone/Email

Called and emailed days almost a week now and no respond whatsoever from anyone. As a NAM pageant HQ there should be people who work there to answer any calls. They're starting to disappoint me, my family and friends.
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#1557244 Review #1557244 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Just finished with my daughter’s first and last ever pageant—-princess category. I was very disappointed by the mean staff. They look at you as if you are not welcome. Judges are awful. They don’t know judging at all. The most confident girl does not get anything and...
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#1728143

This is one of the best pageant systems around. Why do you not like it?

Because she didn't win?

I've been with them for over 15 years my daughter's oldest nt to youngest competed and compared to others they competed always came back to Nam the judges were so nice and Nam staff treats you like family. Not sure what your problem is

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#1554150 Review #1554150 is a subjective opinion of poster.

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