I'll review this because I admit I fell for it. My daughter has competed for 3 years.
I spent a lot of money with optional contests and advertising. She won cover girl because we sold ads she did well in optional contests year one then declined. She never placed in the main event until this year when she made top 10. However her scores were worse than any other year?!yet we stepped it up bought dresses like other contestants who won stepped up our introduction from the basic name town your from and ambition.
How does that happen? She won cover girl supposed to be like winning queen, well no not really she was asked of the same responsibilities to help with check in represent at state pageants. She wanted to help and was treated poorly by some of the staff and Queens who are supposed to be role models. The referral process for this pageant is writing names and addresses down of people you know.
The more names you win. They say not everyone from open call gets in open call are the moms of queens asking questions to your child and rating them. No pageant experience necessary. So if mom doesn't like kid no dice.
They say life skills, however as my cover girl daughter went to help hand out trophies, I overheard staff talking about favorites to win. The same two people who treated my daughter like trash. For three years I spent a lot of money to this organization on state pageants the cost to send my child to Nationals would be twice what I spent. I went as far as to hire a pageant coach through pageant perfect for 1000.00 dollars.
I selected them because the girls who used them won national titles. Well they took my money and were communicative until I submitted pictures of my kid child. They were very slow to contact me after that even though I considered taking my child to nationals. I guess my child doesn't fit the bill for this pageant even though they claim they are not your typical pageant and accepts everybody.
My advice save your money don't make the same mistake I did. Encourage your daughters to be who they are. They do not need crowns, parading around in banners to make a difference. This organization is a rip off claiming we teach kids valuable life skills.
We can do that on our own with out making our children feel like *** or be rewarded for how much money your momma spends on National American Miss. They just want money they don't care about making your daughters into leaders. Parents you can do that for your daughter yourself.
Don't waste 15,000 dollars like I did. Learn from my mistake.
Product or Service Mentioned: National American Miss Beauty Pageant.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.