October 29, 2010

NAM State Finalist - Erika Camacho

SPRINGFIELD - Ten-year old Erika Camacho, a fourth- grade student at Sabis International Charter School, will represent the state of Massachusetts in the National All- American Miss Pageant to be held during the week of Thanksgiving in Anaheim, Calif.
"I'm looking forward to meeting new friends. I'm glad that I am going because I live in Springfield and that is like a huge distance from here," Erika said.
Erika was crowned National American Miss Massachusetts Junior Pre-Teen Cover Girl at the state pageant this summer. The state title earned her the invitation to compete in the national pageant during which she'll have the opportunity to visit Disneyland and tour Hollywood.
"I can't wait to go and take my picture where the stars are in Hollywood, and I can't wait to meet Minnie and Mickey," Erika said.
Erika aspires to become an elementary school teacher and a fashion designer. Her hobbies include bike riding, sewing, coloring, spiritual dancing and reading.
For more information about the National All-American Miss Pageant, go online to www.namiss.com Submitted by the Camacho family.

October 27, 2010

National American Miss Ford Mustang Giveaway

The National Pageant is coming up over Thanksgiving week in Anaehim, CA! Each year National American Miss gives out a brand new Ford Mustang at the National show, are you going to be there and have a chance to win????

Read all the details at www.namiss.com/car

October 26, 2010

NAM State Finalist - Addison Graham

LAKEVILLE — She's only 10 years old but Addison Graham — a student at the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts, Rachel Park Dance Center and a fifth-grader at the Austin Intermediate School — has collected more entries for her resume.
At the 2010 National American Miss (NAMiss) Massachusetts Pageant, she scored in the “Exemplary” range for formal wear, introduction, interview, actress, casual wear and talent. She received the highest score of any girl for both formal wear and talent.
She walked away with eight awards in all —Top-5 in the Queen's Court, third runner-up overall and was the sole recipient to be awarded the Volunteer Service Award. The latter reflects the more than 800 hours of volunteering and community service she has done.
Addison also received a number of other awards and her proud parents Justin and Patricia note that she has qualified to compete nationally for the third straight year.
Last month, she was profiled in Scholastics News (she even made the cover) and the article made special note of her extensive efforts to have legislation passed, designating the Northern Red Bellied Cooter as the official Massachusetts State Turtle.
Asked if she had any advice for youths who would like to get more involved with community service or volunteering, she said “don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, you can start in your own community and whatever your age, you can make a difference.”

Miss California Pics from NAM 2010

October 25, 2010

NAMiss Wisonsin Top Model Winner!

I received a fun e-mail this weekend from Carol Uebelaker, check it out: 

Hi-my daughter madison won namiss wisconsin top model jr pre teen-- at her very first pageant this summer.( and-no coach!)  She is very excited to attend the nationals for the optional modelling contests and disneyland of course.

http://www.ocdf.org/orphansupport/index.htm  - this is the site that madison is listed on at lower right---she is fund raising for the kids in china who need surgery like she did.  Click on it and it tells the story of her adoption.

Thanks for sharing Carol - what a great picture of Madison!  Have a great Monday everyone.

October 21, 2010

NAM Miss CA Reporting Live for Chapman News

NAM Miss CA Amanda Starrantino with another story for Chapman News!

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October 20, 2010

NAM Miss CA raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National American Miss Pageant is for “Today’s Girl” and “Tomorrow’s Leader.” On Tuesday October 12Th, miss Jennifer Van Den Heuvel will be joining hands with the National American Miss Pageant and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in forming her very own charity fundraising event, called “Jennifer Van Den Heuvel Fights For Breast Cancer Awareness” at the Harbor Café, in Santa Cruz, CA. The event will feature such highlights as live music ft. Hipshake, food and drinks, entertainment, prizes, professional athletes on hand and a special fundraising section for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. “I wanted to start making an impact as soon as possible as the new state title holder for National American Miss. What a better way to show the community of Santa Cruz County a public fundraiser towards a good cause in which everyone can enjoy and leave with smiles on their faces. There are almost 40,000 deaths across the nation from breast cancer each year, and I would love to help save the lives to lower that number with the help of my fundraiser and the communities support,” states Van Den Heuvel. Making some big motions, the event will take place from 5pm to 10pm at the Harbor Café as this California Teen plans on making some large moves and efforts throughout 2010 and 2011. 

Jennifer Van Den Heuvel was in the Santa Cruz Sentinel October 10, 2010 For Doing a fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Foundation Charity Event Held in Santa Cruz CA at The Harbor Cafe Restaurant on September 22, 2010 and will be having another one on October 12Th, 2010.  

October 19, 2010

Former NAM Queen wins title of Miss Washington USA 2011

This year’s Miss Orchards USA, Angelina Kayyalaynen, is no stranger to competing at the national pageant level. In 2008, she represented Washington at the National American Miss Pageant and finished in the top 10.
Kayyalaynen was crowned 2011 Miss Washington USA this month. Her previous experience should serve her well next spring when she competes for the Miss USA title. If she wins, Kayyalaynen will go on to compete for the international Miss Universe title.

October 15, 2010

Megan and Storme backstage after the 2010 ICM Awards

Megan Alexander and Storme Warren backstage after the 2010 ICM Awards talking with the winners!

October 14, 2010

Megan Alexander back stage at the 2010 ICM Awards doing Make-Up!

Megan's personal Make-Up artist Sharla Pruitt at the 2010 ICM Awards!  Check out the award she is presented at the end by Jason Higgins, executive producer of the awards show.

Megan Alexander back stage at the 2010 ICM Awards

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010 - from www.meganalexanderblog.com

2010 ICM Awards - Megan is hosting!
Last year I had a chance to present Entertainer of the Year along side Guy Penrod for the 2009 ICM Awards. This year, they invited me back to co-host the SHOW with Storme Warren from GAC!! We are back stage right now getting ready for tonights show - here's a quick clip from the dressing rooms as I go over scripts with the fabulous Roxanne, producer/director. The 2010 Inspirational Country Music Awards - from Music City USA! Coming to a TV near you...here's a sneak peak of rehearsals!


"The Pageant Expert" on NAM

"The Pageant Expert" (http://www.thepageantexpert.com/) recently posted a profile on NAM - click below to read the article. 


The Pageant Expert is run by Rhona Shappert - here is little bit about who she is:  Rhonda Shappert is an expert pageant coach and an iPEC trained personal development life coach. She created Winning Through Pageantry™, to partner with pageant contestants and their support people to provide complete pageant preparation and achieve winning results in life through pageantry. She was Mrs.Ohio America 2005, and has held multiple titles at the local, state and national levels. Rhonda graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Musical Theater from The Ohio State University and has performed on stage in 15 countries on the Asian, European and American continents. This mother of three home educates their children and has been married 21 years to her husband Stephen, is the former mayor of her community, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Virtual Academy. She and her husband perform original contemporary Christian music. Their music CD entitled Cana is available through www.cdbaby.com/cd/shappert or on her website. For more information on Rhonda, visit www.WinningThroughPageantry.com.

October 13, 2010

NAMiss California Ari Eastman at the Chelsea's Hope Fundraiser

Your Miss California, Ari Eastman, was a celebrity guest and gave a speech during a recent event for Chelsea's Hope (https://webmail.ihostexchange.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=82d01b44a67c4247b11d8925b422f2ac&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.chelseashope.org).  Chelsea's Hope is a foundation raising awareness and funds for the devastating disease Lafora, an extremely rare and degenerative form of epilepsy resulting in death within 10 years of symptoms. Chelsea Gerber, who the foundation was started for, is a resident of Ari's hometown Danville who has Lafora.  Ari said "upon hearing about it I had to get involved. I was asked to be a celebrity guest at their fund raising auction and dinner and sold raffle tickets and gave a speech."

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Miss California Ari Eastman

These type of events are what make us so proud of our representative - nice work Ari!

October 12, 2010

St. Charles teen earns pageant cover girl title

St. Charles resident Mercedes Janis, daughter of Martin and Bonnie Janis, was crowned National American Miss Illinois Junior Teen Cover Girl at the state pageant Sept. 6 which was held at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

She received her state crown, banner and trophy, as well as a special invitation to compete at the national pageant held during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, Calif.

At the pageant, she received photogenic winner, first runner-up for spokesmodel, actress and best thank you note.
Her activities include singing, dancing, acting, reading and playing the violin.
Each year the National American Miss Pageants awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide.
Each girl that qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible.
Read the full story: http://saxo.dailyherald.com/article/20101003/news/310039985/photos/AR/

October 11, 2010

NAMiss Washington heading to Nationals in California

Kids in the Crowd

Amanda Trent is an indisputably pretty 11-year-old girl at Conley Elementary School.
In May, a panel of judges for the National American Miss Pageant confirmed the sixth-grader's beauty by naming her most photogenic for Miss Arizona Pre-Teen. Her portfolio of photos includes Amanda standing by a tree in a fur-lined jacket and another shot of her wearing a lavender sweater and knit ski cap.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2010/09/15/20100915chandler-kids-in-crowd-amanda-trent.html#ixzz11mtcLqYu

October 10, 2010

October 7, 2010

NAMiss Washington heading to Nationals in California

Gold Bar preteen to represent Washington at National American Miss pageant
Polly Keary

Of 78 girls competing from all over the state, it was a girl from Gold Bar who was chosen to represent Washington at the National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, Cailf. in November.

Jazmine Morgan, 13, entered her first pageant just two years ago.

"My first pageant was the Gold Dust Days pageant in 2008," said the poised, well-spoken preteen last week at the Sultan Volunteers of America, where she is a volunteer.

She had never thought of entering a pageant before, but a friend talked her into it, and she found the experience a lot of fun, especially because she won it.

Encouraged, Morgan decided to enter the National American Miss Pageant last year, and wound up in the top 10. She also entered the Miss Teen Seattle pageant, and took second place in the preteen category.

Labor Day weekend, Morgan again entered the National American Miss pageant. This time, she won it all, including $1,000 cash and $350 toward getting to the next competition.

The contest is much different than the controversial pageants in which young girls wear makeup and heels, with adult hairstyles and jewelry.

In fact, makeup is forbidden at National American Miss pageants. The focus is on poise, leadership, public speaking, and skills that will be of use to the child as an adult.

That is what eased the mind of Heidi Cate, Morgan's mother.

"I was impressed they did not allow makeup," she said. "They really seem to be about self esteem, experience interviewing, being able to speak in public, set goals, do community service. So I said, 'Okay, this is something I do want my daughter to be able to do.'"

In order to win, Morgan had to do an interview with judges, give a personal introduction in front of a large audience, appear in evening wear to demonstrate poise, and present a resume.

Unlike many of the girls, she wore items either loaned to her or bought for low cost on line.

Her dress was loaned by Karen Howard, one of the Red Hat ladies that put on the Gold Bar pageant. Her suit was found on eBay.

But her fresh and unpretentious personality was part of her winning presentation, as was her history of community service.

Her love of community service is a family trait; her mother works for a non-profit agency that does AIDS outreach and provides assistance to at-risk mothers and babies.

Morgan has helped out a lot at that organization and others, donating stuffed animals and books to children at the Volunteers of America, gift bags for kids whose parents are in drug treatment, stuffed animals for kids at Children's Hospital, and helping out at the food bank.

She also is secretary of her ASB and is involved in soccer, volleyball, Sultan Lip Sync, and other community service projects and events.
NAM WA Pre-Teen
"I really want to help out my community," she said. "I helped out at the Sultan Food Bank for the first time on Tuesday and with showed me how a small thing to me is a big thing to other people."

She hopes to study law, perhaps at Harvard, and use her degree to help people, perhaps in family law.

"My favorite show is 'Law and Order,'" she said.

But for right now, the Sultan Middle School eighth-grader is trying to find sponsors to help her get to Anaheim.

She will need to raise $3,000 to attend a week-long competition there, during which time she will also get to see Disneyland and get a tour of Hollywood.

She has raised $525 so far, she said, and is planning to visit various community groups in the near future to seek support.

National American Miss California - School News Reporter

October 1, 2010

NAM Indiana Teen McKenzie Shevlot

Great pics of your NAM Miss Indiana Teen - McKenzie Shevlot!

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National American Miss - www.namiss.com