October 29, 2008

Real Beauty

One of the biggest difference between National American Miss and what the average person thinks of a pageant being is our focus on what I call "Real Beauty."  As you know, NAM does not have a swimsuit competition, we do not allow make-up on our participants ages 12 and under and 60% of their overall pageant score is based on communication skills.  (Personal Introduction and Interviews) When we talk about beauty, we are not talking about outward beauty, we are talking about that beauty that is found within yourself!

Real beauty is the knowledge the you like yourself and that you are proud of who you are; just the way you are!  It comes from your heart and is displayed in the ways you treat others, the ways you speak about others both when they can hear you and when they cannot.  I remember a quote from one of our competitors in Spokesmodel who was speaking of strong character of the heart.  She said "it's having lips that speak strongly when you're pushed around and gently when someone else has been."  So true.  

Remember that the most beautiful trait you can have is confidence!  Take some time today and find the things that you like best about yourself and let them shine!  Every one is made special in their own way with unique talents and abilities that others do not possess.  Discover what yours are and make an effort to use them to make a difference in the life of someone else today.  

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