I have competed in NAM twice: When I was 16 and again when I was 19. Neither time ended well for me, especially the 2nd time.
The first time was my first pageant ever so I didn't know what to expect nor did I realize I would be competing against 150 some girls. The 2nd time I felt so much more confident considering I knew what to expect and had long prepared myself for it. I didnt make top 15 either time, and it was disappointing that I didn't make it my 2nd time competing. Overall, no matter what the result is, NAM weekend is a super fun experience.
I've made so many friendships through NAM that I will always hold close to my heart. It really is a great opportunity and I genuinely encourage girls to try it. It is expensive.. but when it comes to pageantry you do need to be prepared to hand over some money.
It is not cheap and a lot of people don't understand that, but the experience makes it all worth it, in my opinion. I wish I would've started NAM when I was a little girl.
I really wish there was a state pageant held for the Miss division (age 19-20). I would totally compete again just for the fun experience, win or lose.
Product or Service Mentioned: National American Miss Beauty Pageant.
Reason of review: Good quality.