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I see there are a lot of complaints on here saying it is the girls that spend the most that win. That is NOT true in my experience. My daughter had never participated in a pageant let alone have modeling or acting experience and we never met any staff other than at the...
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Penny Wise

we thought our first few times competing at NAM were good too until we saw the favoritism and blatant cheating involved that is orchestrated and condoned by NAM staff. Never a...

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Anonymous

I am sincerely happy for your experience, ours not so nice and positive.....

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  • That my daughter built confidence and made many new friends
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National American Miss - WASTE OF MONEY

This is the second year my daughter has done this pageant. It's VERY obvious who the top 5 will be and can actually say the names with the emcee at the same time, yes it's that obvious. For ANYONE who gets the letter for your daughter, ITS TRASH!!! Those who spend the most money on top of all the money for everything else : hotel, food, travel expenses, dresses, etc. are the ones who win.
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Another story of how the girls with the most expensive gowns and from a life of advantage prosper. It really isn't about the girl....its about the money. A gorgeous 8x10 photo, taken by a family member and not photo shopped is NEVER going to win against the girl that...
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anonymous

This is simply not true and I say this from experience. My daughter placed first runner-up in the photogenic competition with a picture I took at a football game - and was not...

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Anonymous

Completely agreed with you, we witnessed it this past weekend in Orlando at the Hyatt Cypress, some girls did in fact received more time, for some they would read every singl...

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  • Restaurant at the hotel
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  • Extreme monetary focus spoiled girls win mean girls
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Couldn't disagree more- NAM has taught my daughter valuable skills. Since participating she has become increasingly more active in our community and a fantastic public speaker. We receive comments on a regular basis about her speaking. They tell you every required fee...
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ASTAN

You are partially right: NAM is a "program."Anyone wanting to participate in a National American Miss pageant needs to read Producing Beauty Pageants: Open Call, by Anna Stanl...

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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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astan

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 ...

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Anonymous

@NAM MOM what is misguided? Multiple tie for same scores? That doesn't seem likely. What is your source for this information? Do you work for NAM?

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Elmer, New Jersey
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  • Confidence earned
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  • Reordering by judges
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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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Personal Responsibility

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,...

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I have been competing in National American Miss for 5 years now. I learned to be more confident. AIso i learned how to speak about things i believe in without being afraid. This pageant system is the number 1 pageant system nation wide. In 1 more week i will be...
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5.0
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  • Boost confidence
  • Friendly girls
  • Professioanlism and energy
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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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astan

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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Anonymous

Seems like there is an antagonistic answer for every complaint. People have a right to post their experiences. These pageants are big business for some people and they don't l...

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I'm a commercial & spokesmodel for major companies with prior pageant experience so when I got a letter we went to check it out. it's very dishonest and a lure for a FREE photoshoot CD promised. We were interested with traveling out of town to pay expenses in addition...
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Anonymous

It says the photos are free if you enter the pageant. Nothing in life is free, if you are in the industry you say you are then you should be aware of that. This is a very rep...

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  • Deceitfulness
  • Deceitfulness-very dishonest
  • Not being able to submit my photos and recording
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My daughter is 8 years old and we have received these letters for the past 2 years or so. I asked her if she would be interested in doing the interview session of the open call, she was ready for it. We recently received an email stating that she is a state finalist...
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astan

You are SMART to ask about those letters you have been receiving for your daughter. That Open Call invite is mesmerizing. But, don't let the stars cloud your mind when conside...

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Anonymous

Everyone who attends the open calls received the same letter/email or call invitation to compete in the pageant. No one is not invited. Contestants competing can range, usuall...

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  • Professioanlism and energy
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  • I have unanswered questions before may 31st
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