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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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#1753312

For someone who has been working with NAM for years, I couldn’t disagree more. My daughter has been competing for 5 years and while it is pricey, there has never been any fees hidden.

As a matter of fact, they have your account online that shows everything that is mandatory vs optional and what you have paid on one page, and they sends out multiple correspondence with info. I have seen queens win that did not do a bunch of extra competitions and spend extra money at all. My daughter is one. I could see where you might form this belief bc often times queens have competed and won a bunch of other things.

This is because a lot of times the same qualities that won them the queen title (confidence, positive attitude, discipline to practice, and ability to read and follow directions, guidelines, etc) is the same qualities that win them other competitions. Having good supportive parents that are able to do the same also goes a long way! Sorry your perception is this way but quite honestly, I think you have some misunderstandings. If the expenses were a complaint, I’d get it but I won’t complain about that either as I do not know the costs to run their operations but my hopes and beliefs are that the fees are necessary for the cause.

Oh and they have multiple black women on staff, love how diverse and fair this pageant is and how the staff are role modeling for these young ladies.

They are all very honest and kind from my experience for 5 years. This pageant positively changes so many girls’ lives!

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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
Tags
  • National American Miss Open Call

Terrible | National American Miss review

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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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Anonymous
#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
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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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Anonymous
#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.
Reason of review
BS
Loss
$800
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Not worth it—-very unfair. | National American Miss review from Elmer, New Jersey

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Just finished with the state pageant in Birmingham. Found it to be money making scam. Very unfair system. No training which they claim money for. Very unfair judging. The deserving do not make it to top 10 but the ones who do not know to even speak a sentence make it there. Would never recommend it to anyone. They need to stop doing this.
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#1544197 Review #1544197 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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So this was my daughter's first time trying this and it will be the last! We worked very hard with her to prepare for this, attended every workshop, practiced at home all of it. The only thing we didn't do was participate in optionals because we were made to believe...
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Anonymous
#1728171

My grand daughter is going back for the 3rd time. It is not always about the money or being # 1 in everything.

I understand the practice. In the past 2 times my grand daughter has participated, the second time, the little girl that won queen of the Princess division did not win anything else !!!! My grand daughter won 1st place in Talent, Miss Personality, Outstanding Participation Award, 1st Runner up Miss Spirit Award and placed in top 10 but not the top 5!. She was ok with it, she had fun, met new friends.

Learned more for the next time, which is this week, has built her self confidence, and public speaking skills. Please try to take away the positive parts of being there and leave the negative behind !

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#1544076 Review #1544076 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
Bad quality
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We received an unsolicited letter from "Breanne Ewing, State Director" of National American Miss (NAM). No phone number is listed for her directly, but you can call 402 881 8744 or email statehq@namiss.com which is listed as 6227 S 171st St, Omaha, NE 68135 and enter...
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Anonymous
#1759406

Hi! I'm a Breanne Ewing State Queen!

Its not a scam! its extremely fun! When I got my open call letter it was because teachers, peers and others can recommend your child for it.

I was recommended by a highs school student. I totally advise on this platform!

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#1482395 Review #1482395 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
Unsolicited mailing as the result of stalking of children below age of 12.
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After spending to have pageant training, buying all the “correct” attire, and covering traveling cost I would say NAM is a huge scam. I am not doubting that it helps build self confidence and is enjoyable for the children but that is the pitch they brain wash in your...
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Anonymous
#1652332

My question is, where did this organization get my daughters address in the first place. I've never solicited this organization nor any other business of this type. This is sensitive information and I'm a little disturbed that this type of info is up for grabs by who knows who.

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#1338885 Review #1338885 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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National American Miss Beauty Pageant
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I participated in the training session after paying $100, but I couldn't go to state pageant. I asked if I could withdraw my money knowing that I'm not able to go to the next pageant, but they didn't let me do that. Moreover, I didn't learn anything in the training...
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#1337813 Review #1337813 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Pros
  • Friendly staff
Cons
  • No assistance for the girls
  • No refunds
  • Expensive
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$100
Preferred solution
Full refund
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First I will say the open call means state finalist. Because lets face it they want your money. They promise that they will help build confidence I could laugh at that. The trophys that they give everyone is very cheap like a dollar store item. This is telling them...
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Anonymous
#1539505

Was your pageant at Hyatt Regency Reston? We had a wonderful experience with the hotel staff and did not experience a broken elevator.

NAM staff were amazingly kind, professional and supportive of my daughter and our family. I am sorry that you had a different experience.

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#1328147 Review #1328147 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Cons
  • Having do compete in optionals to win it is true
  • Deceitfulness
  • Totally a scam
Reason of review
Bad quality

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My beautiful daughter participated in this stupid pagent yesterday in Harrisburg PA but little that we know that it would of have gone like it did . We realize that they full their mouths with saying that they want they girls to be themselves and have confidence. Well...
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Madelaine
#1719890

what does judges reordering exactly mean????

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#1327625 Review #1327625 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Friendly girls
Cons
  • Do not teach anything
  • Totally a scam
  • It is a money making scheme for nam