January 31, 2011

Is National American Miss Worth It? Yahoo Answers......

Our National American Miss offices around the country receive phone calls and e-mails all the time from families that have heard about NAM but have a few questions before they sign-up.  I saw a question posted on Yahoo Answers today that asked, "Is National American Miss Worth It?"

Sometime the questions are along lines of, "What are the benefits of NAM", "Is National American Miss a scam?" etc..  I always encourage families to do their research, talk to other families, check with the Better Business Bureau and most importantly, give us a call!  Here's a link to the Yahoo question I saw:  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110129183433AA5lNom

So if you are wondering - Is National American Miss Worth It? A Scam? Beneficial? or anything of the sort - take a look!

January 29, 2011

Interview with NAM State Director - Sandy Palmgren

Sandy Palmgren, State Director for National American Miss, sat down with Megan Alexander at the 2010 National Pageant.  Sandy directs the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.  Hear what she has to say about getting started with NAM, what it was like when her daughter competed in pageants and her message to parents out there thinking about letting their daughters participate in NAM. 

January 27, 2011

NAM Miss Nebraska's Interview with Megan Alexander

Sara Stehlik, National American Miss Nebraska placed 1st runner-up at the National Pageant in November. Immediately after the show she sat down and talked with Megan Alexander; click below to watch!

January 20, 2011

NAM Top Model Winner - Lexi Collins

Lexi Collins was the 2010-2011 National Top Model Winner for Pre-Teen. These are a few of the pictures from her photoshoot.

If you haven't tried top model, it's a super fun optional competition at National American Miss. You compete in a professional photo shoot with judges from the modeling and print industries. It's a high energy, fun photoshoot and at the end you get a CD with all of your pictures and the digital printing rights. Super Cool!

National American Miss Pre-Teen Top Model Winner Lexi Collins 5
National American Miss Pre-Teen Top Model Winner Lexi Collins 3
National American Miss Pre-Teen Top Model Winner Lexi Collins 4
National American Miss Pre-Teen Top Model Winner Lexi Collins 2

January 19, 2011

Get to know one of your new NAM National Queens

I clipped this from one of our other NAM Blogs, "National American Miss.... 365!!"

Get to know The 2010-2011 National American Miss Amaryllis Rodriguez !!!
Check out this exclusive interview with the newly crowned National American Miss, Amaryllis Rodriguez!!

I am 21 years old from Manchester,CT. I attend Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale,FL where I am double majoring in Communications/Business I plan on becoming a broadcast journalist. I am also a member of Phi Sigma Sigma a national incorporated Sorority. I volunteer for numerous organizations including the Alzheimer's Association, Children's Miracle Network, ALS Association, Susan G. Komen Foundation and I also host Dollars for Wishes talent showcase where all proceeds go to the Make a Wish Foundation. I truly do enjoy singing and have been doing so for 13 years.

I had the honor to perform as a background singer at the 2009 VMA's. I filmed my first movie this past summer with Alicia Silverstone and Jon Cryer which will go back into production this summer. My ultimate dream is to sing alongside Beyonce or Whitney Houston or to star in a movie with Jennifer Lopez. I also danced for 16 years my favorite being Tap Dance.

I am a big sister to my brother Josh Rodriguez who is like my best friend and you will most likely see at all my events and appearances with his incredible support. I love spending time with family and traveling especially long road trips. I am looking forward to traveling to many states I have never been to as a national queen and what the year has in store for me.

January 17, 2011

Megan Alexander with the New Miss America, Teresa Scanlan!

Miss America 2011 was crowned last weekend in Las Vegas - congratulations to Teresa Scanlan!  At age 17, she is the youngest Miss America ever.  She is in NYC today doing the TV circuit and stopped by the Inside Edition studios for an interview.  Here's a great picture of Megan Alexander with Teresa! 

Megan Alexander of Inside Edition with Miss America 2011

National American Miss in Las Vegas for Miss America

The NAM Team was in Las Vegas last weekend for the annual Miss America Pageant! Here's a couple pictures from the weekend - check out our NAM Photostream on Flickr for more! www.flickr.com/photos/namiss

National American Miss (NAM) Queens in Las Vegas for Miss America
Lilly Rodriguez, NAM National Queen, with Pageantry Magazine Editor Carl Dunn
Lilly Rodriguez, NAM National Queen, with Jennifer Barry, Miss America 2006

January 10, 2011

National American Miss California donating books and bears

National American Miss California, Emily Fluke, recently donated a huge pile of books and bears collected at last years NAM California pageant. Below is a picture from the newspaper of Emily with two kids at the Pathways to Child and Family Excellence library.

National American Miss California Emily Fluke
Emily Fluke is your National American Miss California Pre-Teen 2010.
Thank you Emily for getting these books and bears in the hands of an important organization that is helping kids in California. Great work!

January 9, 2011

NAM Miss California in a PlayStation SingStar Launch Trailer.

Sarah Dahdouh, former National American Miss California, is featured in a trailer for the new PlayStation SingStar.  Check it out below, she is the girl in purple.  Thanks for sharing this video with us Sarah and congrats!  It's so fun to share the successes of our NAM family (or as someone said in a Christmas card we received, our "NAMily".  Ha!  Love it.). 

January 4, 2011

NAM Nationals 2010 - Team Pink!

This is an awesome video from "Team Pink" at the 2010 NAM National Pageant in Anaheim, CA.  The team competition was a fun new addition to this years program.  Great video ladies - I hope you had a blast doing this!!