Is National American Miss A Beauty Pageant?

I get a lot of phones each, some from people who are familiar with our program, others who are not. Over the next few days I am going to post some thoughts about the questions that I get asked the most.

Is National American Miss a Beauty Pageant?

Definitely not! You are scored 30% on your Personal Introduction, 30% on Formal Wear Poise and Appearance, 30% on Communications Skills in an Interview, and 10% on Participating in a Community Involvement Project on Pageant Weekend. 

The community service project is the easiest. Simply bring a stuffed animal or children’s book to pageant weekend and you will receive full credit for the community involvement competition. We will then take all of the books and bears and donate the items to charity. Through this competition we are introducing and reinforcing the concepts of community involvement and volunteer service which we hope will be taken from the pageant and into your community.

The personal introduction competition is where each contestant will stand on stage with a microphone and say their name, age, hometown and ambition. Our goal here is for each contestant to feel comfortable on stage delivering a speech. As well all know, public speaking, for most people, is their biggest fear and is one that gets easier the more you practice.

The interview is where each contestant will sit down with each judge and they will ask questions to get to know the contestant’s personality. They will not be asking questions that have a right or wrong answer, rather questions that allow each contestant to let her personality shine through. This is a great competition because it allows you to learn the valuable interviewing skills that will be invaluable in the future.

The formal wear portion is where each contestant is presented on stage in her formal dress. Here our desire is for each contestant to gain poise, self-confidence and shine on stage.  Then take that confidence into their homes, schools and communities.

All of these competitions will teach each contestant skills that you will use later in life!! Public speaking and job interviews will be much easier for you after competing in the National American Miss Pageant.

To see more and answers to other questions, see our FAQ page.  Click here to go there.

Author: Matt Leverton

Hello, my name is Matt Leverton. I am the state director for the North Carolina, Georgia, South Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and Oregon pageants for National American Miss.

2 thoughts on “Is National American Miss A Beauty Pageant?”

  1. NAMiss is definitely not a beauty pageant. It’s your all american girls competing for a great title. My daughter has competed the last 2 years. Although she had done a few pageants, the 1st time we went was a great learning experience! The next year my daughter went with a goal and she accomplished both goals exactly where she wanted to be. This year, now that she has gained even more experience, she has bigger & better goals. She has learned so much at this pageant, has made friends that she goes to see each year that will be her pageant pals for life, and the people that organize this pageant are great!! There is no other pageant that I know of like this one. It’s the best!!

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