I see there are a lot of complaints on here saying it is the girls that spend the most that win. That is NOT true in my experience. My daughter had never participated in a pageant let alone have modeling or acting experience and we never met any staff other than at the...
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Penny Wise

we thought our first few times competing at NAM were good too until we saw the favoritism and blatant cheating involved that is orchestrated and condoned by NAM staff. Never a...

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I am sincerely happy for your experience, ours not so nice and positive.....

5.0
I liked
  • That my daughter built confidence and made many new friends
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After scores are tabulated and the judges know who their top 5 are (4th runner up, 3rd runner up, 2nd runner up, 1st runner up & Queen) they allow the judges to reorder the top finalist, so if a girl earned top scores she may not be Queen, could walk out with nothing...
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@NAM MOM what is misguided? Multiple tie for same scores? That doesn't seem likely. What is your source for this information? Do you work for NAM?

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No, every pageant does NOT do this! Miss America for example throws out all top 5 scores and final scores are tabulated for on stage final show performance, there is NO REORDE...

2.1
National American Miss Elmer, New Jersey
I liked
  • Confidence earned
I didn't like
  • Reordering by judges
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So back three years ago, I didn't want anything to do with pageants, let alone do anything social at all. I was constantly sad, bullied, depressed, etc etc... However I got my first letter in the mail. The first thing that came to my head were all of those stereotype...
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5.0
I liked
  • Boost in confidence
  • Friendly girls
  • Friendly staff
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My daughter has done this for years! Yep, its costly, yep, she still hasn't won Queen in the contest... but she is a Queen in so many other ways... confidence, sportsmanship, public speaking, courage, friendship, losing with grace and dignity and determination to try...
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It will break you even more when, one retirement day, you will be too broke to retire. Why not save your money for your future, or that of your daughter's, so that one day you...

4.5
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  • Boost confidence
  • Teaches kids life skills
  • Friendly people
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My daughter has been in NAM for few years and she loves it!! NAM is a program designed for today's girl. This pageant helps girls grow and expand ideas about who they are and what they would like to achieve. I like "no makeup rule" for under 12 years old. Yes, of...
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Can you tell me what kind of fees there are? My daughter received an invitation to an open call.. I'm not sure if when we go to this free event, that there will be something f...

4.6
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As many girls that are on the stage during pageant weekend, about the same number of girls who paid their first sponsorship installment ($240) at the pageant prep training session, but who didn't make the second payment of the same amount, dropped-out, and were not...
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NAM is a money making scam. They are making a fortune off the dreams and hopes of our little girls. They do not teach a single life skill or build any confidence. Pageant week...

1.0
I didn't like
  • Transparent in much of how it operates
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I have attended multiple events with our daughter, wife and son and found the requirements to win any title with NAM requires commitment not just from the girls but more importantly from the parents. I watched hundreds of young girls that were obviously didn't...
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Whatever?? How do you know the other girls didn't work just as hard as your daughter. You are very judgmental regarding other peoples children. Your daughter didn't win NAM be...

5.0
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  • Teaches kids life skills
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