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1.6
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We are currently at the Alabama pageant in Birmingham and while my daughter is having a good time I feel it is a money racket. She got her packet in the mail a couple weeks prior to the pageant but that did not allow for time to raise the money for photos and dvds. I...
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Mansour
#1692196

My daughter is a finalist for NAM miss Louisiana and we also didn’t have time to enjoy any practicing, raise money, or anything. We also got our magazines a couple weeks prior to this weekends pageant and just received the 4th one last week! It’s very expensive!

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#1542656 Review #1542656 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
Pricing issue
2.0
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My daughter competed in NAM 2 years in a row. Back in 2013 and 2014 I believe. The first year she had fun. We did all the extra stuff. Like in other post I will say it was a bit misleading as far as what to be prepared for. Although I bought my daighter some super cute...
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#1517160 Review #1517160 is a subjective opinion of poster.
2.3
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Very organized program and helps develop self-confidence and people skills for young girls. However, this pageant is all money-money-money. We spent over $2000 during state pageant and now spending at least $3000 and counting for the nationals just for sponsorship...
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Anonymous
#1592028

Yes!! Several pageant employees are rude and down right dishonest. We caught Lakeisha Edwards and Kathy Mayes in multiple lies.

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#1391611 Review #1391611 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.5
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I am here to give my honest opinion about National American Miss. My daughter just competed in her first and last pageant tonight in Reston, VA. The positives- the weekend was fun for my daughter and she met some new friends. I will also say, she did gain confidence in...
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#1327489 Review #1327489 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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National American Miss Beauty Pageant
2.3
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Yes my daughter didn't win. I will be first to admit she didn't win and didn't deserve to win some girls were better prepared . After watching the award ceremony, I have to say do not enter this pageant. Yes my daughter didn't deserve to win, yet was funny that the...
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Anonymous
#1399481

My daughter won state and we did not do ANY optionals so it’s not about money.

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#1086981 Review #1086981 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
Bad quality

Could have been better | National American Miss review

1.9
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My two girls competed in different age divisions. One of them won a couple of optionals and was offered an opportunity to go to Nationals if I pay the entry fee while the other who didn't win was not. People over the phone sound unprofessional. I felt disconnected from the staff. The competition ran long and late for my girls. It felt inefficient use of time.
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#1081968 Review #1081968 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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National American Miss Beauty Pageant
1.5
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My daughter won first runner up two years in a row. Last year we were fine with it because it was our first, but this year not so much. The girl who won did a terrible introduction but still won. It would've been fine if the 2nd runner up won because she did just as...
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#1078059 Review #1078059 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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National American Miss Beauty Pageant
2.1
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After scores are tabulated and the judges know who their top 5 are (4th runner up, 3rd runner up, 2nd runner up, 1st runner up & Queen) they allow the judges to reorder the top finalist, so if a girl earned top scores she may not be Queen, could walk out with nothing...
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Anonymous
#1410971

You are absolutely right. But, there's more to this. Read Producing Beauty Pageants: A Director's Guide, 2nd Ed., (by Anna Stanley), Chapter 14, "Judging" under "Rank Scoring Finals."

You can even read this chapter for FREE on Amazon.

As a parent, and even a contestant, this information is just good to know before you sign the Official Contract (application).

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#1053664 Review #1053664 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Pros
  • Confidence earned
Cons
  • Reordering by judges
Reason of review
unfair scoring/winner selection
Loss
$500
Preferred solution
Change in policy, award titles and final placement based on real/actual contest scores, do away with reordering.
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2.2
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My family is in a train wreck right now and i cant afford to do this pageant right now , but the national American Miss wont refund my money back ! Its a fraud! They won't let you have your money back even if your not going to the pageant.
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Anonymous
#1431228

I usually don't post anything on the internet, but I just had to say something about the "negative" reviews and complaints regarding NAM.I have no dealings with this business, as I recently received an invitation for my daughter and was just conducting my usual initial research (prior to spending my own money).

I don't know whether this company or it's pageants are legitimate, fair, or otherwise...what I DO know is that almost all of the "complaints" I'm reading ARE illegitimate, unfair, and otherwise! The large majority of these postings are in regards to parents paying initial fees, changing their minds, demanding refunds, and then being bent out of shape when the company actually ABIDES by their refunding policies!

The literature clearly states...everywhere...that any and all fees paid to them are completely and unequivocally NON-REFUNDABLE. These people lose their minds when this company actually follows it's own rules and won't give them individual, special treatment. That's part of what is going so wrong in our country...this completely childish attitude of "I'm special; give me whatever I want, when I want it; rules don't matter or worse, rules are for everyone BUT me"! This company doesn't even try to hide their non-refundable policy...it's literally EVERYWHERE!

Its printed on all their literature, all over the internet, and clearly told to you personally when asked. The problem is not that these people don't know the policy and are then blindsided by it, its that they just don't CARE about the policy! Everyone seems to be asking "what gives this company the right to keep people's money?" - the FACT that you PAID them the money and willingly signed a piece of paper that says you WON'T GET YOUR MONEY BACK!!! THAT'S what gives them the RIGHT to keep your money...it was a payment for God's sake, not a LOAN!

Then, the company offers to credit them and allow them to use the credit later and that is FLATLY declined.

If you tried to return something to any store without a receipt, you would get a CREDIT...NOT your money back.

I may or may not to decide to take my daughter to this open session, and I may or may not decide to continue and end up paying this company their fees. Again, I have not had anything to do with this company yet...I'm simply doing my due diligence and researching them before I make a monetary decision.What I know I WON'T do however, is decide to pay the fees and then cry about it and make defamatory statements all over the internet when I can't get my money back!!!

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#1052264 Review #1052264 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy

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1.8
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We are in it and it continues to ask for more money. I would not do it if we had it to do over. That being said , we didn't meet our sponcer fees so it was give up or pay up. So I paid. I've got about 700. Invested and haven't seen the people but twice. You have to buy...
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Anonymous
#1357912

This book will tell you exactly how National American Miss operates:

https://www.amazon.com/Producing-Beauty-Pageants-Open-Call/dp/0962197297

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#1050481 Review #1050481 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
National American Miss Beauty Pageant
Reason of review
Pricing issue