NAM is a great opportunity for young women who want to learn public speaking and stage presence and build self confidence. Yes it costs money, yes it's hard work, and NO you aren't guaranteed to win.
I can't believe all of the complaints from people just because they didn't win. FYI- it doesn't matter how much money you spend, and that's nothing to brag about, you can do the dress, hair and makeup on a budget. Also you win when you do well and if you didn't win anything, you didn't do well! Better luck next year.
Try harder and improve yourself in the mean time. Don't complain.