September 30, 2011

The NAMily out in California is at it again - check out this video of Bailee Henry, the NAMiss California Jr. Pre-Teen, and different things she has been up to!

September 29, 2011

NAM - No makeup. No glitz. No problem.

NAMiss Washington contestants Emily and Abigail Hamilton
Emily and Abigail Hamilton and the row of trophies they won at the Washington edition of the National American Miss Pageant.
No makeup. No glitz. No problem.
Sisters Emily and Abby Hamilton, of North Bend, earned several awards at the National American Miss of Washington pageant. . . The pageant does not allow girls to look older than they are, does not allow glitzy dresses and does not allow makeup, said Donna J. Hamilton, the girls’ mother and a participant in the Miss New Jersey contest in her youth.

“It was really fun,” said Abby, 8. “You get to meet new friends.”  Donna said being in pageants led her to a career in public relations and communications. “It gave me the ability to be articulate and well-spoken,” she said. “It helped me in a plethora of things in life.”  She paid for her first year of college in 1989 with two pageants, she said.  Still, she did not want her girls in just any contest. . . Her girls won plenty but did not win first place, and that was just fine by Donna...  “First and foremost, we care about what’s best for the girls"

See the full article online at the

September 28, 2011

NAMiss California, Jada Newkirk, article in the San Mateo News


Jada Newkirk equates her pageantry experience with summer camp: A long weekend filled with lots of organized activities and time to socialize with fellow participants."It's really fun because when you're done with the competition, you hang out with your friends," Jada said.

But this year the San Mateo resident took home a little more than the glimmering happy memories from camp-like camaraderie. She brought back a crown.
Jada, now 12, has been entering the National American Miss Pageants for five years and says she is proud to have won the 2011 National American Miss California Pre-Teen title. Instead of outward beauty, Jada explained, the judges look for qualities like confidence and good stage presence. In fact, makeup isn't even allowed on any contestant under the age of 12, Jada noted.

Read the full story at the Mercury News.  

September 27, 2011

Latest video from the NAM True Beauty Movement!

Something really cool that started this year during our 2011 season is the the True Beauty Movement.  Check them out on Facebook.  Here's one of the latest video from our NAMiss Washington Teen Queen, Eleanor Hill.

September 26, 2011

Jordan Fowler, National American Miss California Teen, has been coordinating the California royalty and contestants in a great volunteer service campaign!  These girls are so much fun and are really getting out and making a difference.  Last weekend they were at the Susan G. Komen race, check out this fun video they made:
Here's a quick note from Jordan about the event:  "Today Nor Cal NAMILY (moms and daughters) walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It was a great opportunity to create life-long friendships. We raised over $1000 and had a great time participating in the 5K race. Check out the video on youtube at: and consider joining us for our next event!"
We will keep you posted on their upcoming events and also look for Jordan on Facebook.  Here are a few other video's of things they have done:
1.  NorCal Royalty participated in the Coastal Clean-up.
2.  NorCal NAMily participated in local Heart Walks.

Events coming up in this calendar year may include:
1.  An introduction reception to the club entitled Pedicures and Progress to include brainstorming and creating our goals and focus for the year during the month of October.
2.  Volunteering at the SF Food Bank in December
3.  Bringing in the holidays with NAMily for a family day in SF in December during the holidays.