Since this pageant was a natural pageant, no bling or make up, a contestant followed the rules to a T but lost to money, bling and glitter. But from the get go, the majority of contestants wore long strands of crystal earrings and necklaces.
Some wore pearls. The purpose of this pageant was simplicity and to let the natural beauty of the child shine. This was not the case in Greenville, SC during June 2014 NAM Pageant. Majority of the contestants did not do the "pretty feet" or have eye contact with the judges.
As a former beauty pageant judge, I was very disappointed in the judges.They focused on the expensive dresses that valued well over $1,000 with Austrian crystals, pearls, and elaborate hair styles. The girls that did win had been enticed to join the modeling agency and had brought money to the pageant. In other words,you bring the money and you will be rewarded with a title. This particular contestant I spoke of in the beginning of my paragraph, had won last year Top Model and Most Photogenic and her parents had spent close to $3,000.
This year her parents did not involve their daughter into the modeling classes, and she won the title for selling the most tickets. Which would only benefit NAM. It is such a shame that this little girl worked hard on poise, charm, grace, stage presentation and really stepped up to the plate and this is not what the judges or NAM is looking for.
They want the MONEY and I will not recommend this pageant to no one, unless you want to buy the title. Its all about how much you are willing to pay out for your daughters ability to capture a title.