A look at National American Miss Kentucky Princess Queen Aaniyah Burnett’s year with NAM.

February 14th, 2014

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Breast Cancer Walk (2)

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Hollywood CA (2)

House of Representatives (2)

Little Leaders (2)

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Miss Kentucky Princess 2013 (2)

Miss Kentucky with Miss New Jersey (2)

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Nationals 2013 (2)

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Tennessee state pageant (2)

The Lord's Kitchen (2)

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North Carolina Cover Girl Princess, Amaris Shipman participated in the “Stuff the Bus” Zumbathon Charity Event and donated school supplies for children in Cumberland County North Carolina.

October 26th, 2013

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Amaris Shipman8North Carolina Cover Girl Princess, Amaris Shipman participated in the “Stuff the Bus” Zumbathon Charity Event and donated school supplies for children in Cumberland County North Carolina. The event was held by Cumberland County Department of Social Services Social Workers and local Zumba instructors in the surrounding communities. The supplies she donated will go to underprivileged kids in Cumberland County (Fayetteville) North Carolina. The family friendly event had a live DJ, door prizes, and lots of fun! See National American Miss making a positive impact in the community!

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Amaris Shipman is the 2013 North Carolina Princess Cover Girl.

October 23rd, 2013

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Get to know your South Florida Jr. Teen Queen Rebecca Markert!

September 7th, 2013

RebeccaRebecca Markert is the 2013 Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen. Rebecca is 16 years old and lives with her family in Delray Beach, Florida. She is a junior at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is an honors student; National Honors Society member; member of the school’s cheerleading squad; an actor in the fall and spring theater production; and a member of the school’s Thespians and Cappies “Critics and Awards Program” clubs. Rebecca is a New England Academy of Dance and Boca Ballet Theatre trained dancer with more than 12 years of experience. She also spent two years at the prestigious Stagedoor Manor summer camp in the Catskills.
Rebecca was named Queen of the 2013 State of Florida (South) Miss Florida Junior Teen during the July 20-21 event held in Miami. With her win, Rebecca receives a complimentary trip to the National American Miss competition in Hollywood, California this November. There she will compete against hundreds of girls from around the country for the title of National American Miss Junior Teen Queen.

Despite being new to the pageant arena, Rebecca impressed the judges with her personality, casual wear, spirit, and acting skills – winning awards in all of the aforementioned categories. Rebecca’s talent during the competition included playing the ukulele and singing. While singing came natural for the high school junior, who has performed in numerous plays and theater productions, playing the Hawaii-born ukulele was a different story. Always up for a challenge, Rebecca taught herself to play the small string instrument only months before the Miss Florida Junior Teen pageant and performed it with gusto!

Rebecca will focus on the Little Smiles charity as her Miss Florida Junior Teen campaign platform. Little Smiles is a non-profit volunteer organizations based in Florida that provides toys, movies, computers, celebrity meet-and-greets, concert and sporting event tickets, theme park trips, junk food runs, and much more to children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters throughout Florida. Through the charity, Rebecca has already had the opportunity to spend time at the Miami Children’s Hospital with some of the young patients, deliver pizza to the nurses and shoot Nerf® guns with the kids! Learn more about the organization at www.LittleSmiles.org.
New to pageants, Rebecca is thrilled to have been part of the entire Miss Florida Junior Teen experience and ecstatic that she won! She is hoping her title will allow her to bring awareness to the Little Smiles organization and help open new doors within the entertainment industry. Her aspiration is to one day be an actor in TV and film. Learn more about Rebecca Markert at RebeccaMarkert.com.

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Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Anna Grace Smith says farewell.

July 26th, 2013


Anna headshot2013Just one short year ago, I started the most amazing journey when I was crowned your National American Miss Tennessee Preteen queen. I had no idea at that special moment how much fun and what an honor the following year of service would be. Meeting Governor Haslam, and volunteering over 700 hours with Boys & Girls Clubs, Second Harvest, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and my own organization, Queens for a Cure and making appearances all over the great state of Tennessee with my sister queens have been times I will always cherish. Nationals in California were a fantastic experience where I walked the famed streets of Hollywood, met Mario Lopez at the Farmers Market, enjoyed Disneyland with my NAM Preteen besties, Lauren, Claire and Gracie and of course competed for the National American Miss Preteen title. All the rehearsals and parties were so much fun and Mr. Matt, you truly are the most fun and awesome state director EVER! You don’t know how much I appreciate you dressing to match my formal dress at nationals (even if it wasn’t planned) and I will never forget seeing you dance on stage at nationals! Ava, you are my cute little Princess. Taylor, I love to watch you dance, and our spontaneous swim parties are so much fun. Alex, you are such an inspiration to me and I love singing, volunteering and just hanging out with you. Sarah, you are an amazing role model. You are all amazing and fun sister queens, and you all inspire me to do more in my community and be a better person. I love you all! I am thankful for the best parents, grandparents and sisters a girl could have. Thank you for always supporting me and cheering me on at everything I do. Mom, you are my biggest inspiration because you are always there encouraging me to reach for the stars and you do so much to help others. Olivia, Macie, Kate, Kelsie, Sarah, Cade, Tyler, Ms Christa and Mrs. Jennifer, you are such wonderful friends and inspirations to me. I am blessed and love you all! Most of all I thank my Lord and Savior because I could not do any of this without Jesus Christ. It is through Him that all things are possible. To my successor – enjoy every minute of your year of service and remember that it is an honor and a privilege to wear this crown. You are a role model and an inspiration to everyone you meet. You will make many new friends and have experiences you will remember always. Take lots of pictures because this next year will go by faster than you can blink. You have the most awesome director and team, so take all the advice they offer. Have fun! Thank you Mr. Matt and the whole Tennessee NAMILY and staff– you are all so much fun and I have truly had the time of my life this past year. For the last time, I am your 2012 National American Miss Tennessee Preteen, Anna Grace Smith.

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2012 National American Miss Jr. Teen Queen Alexandra Wallace looks back on her year of service!

July 26th, 2013

Wow. What a crazy but fun year I had as the 2012 National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Teen. I am so excited to share with you all some of my favorite memories throughout this year. When my name was called I was in shock. I remained completely composed however until I saw Anna and remembered what a great group of sister’s I’d have to reign with. It was that moment when I started to cry and couldn’t compose myself for pictures after. There truly are no words to describe my national’s experience. I made some amazing friends and caught up with old ones. From crazy rehearsals, our day in Disney, and competitions we always had a great time. I even met my personal favorite Disney character Winnie the Pooh! I was able to help at Anna Grace’s queens for a cure charity pageant in October. She did a fantastic job and it was awesome to see and catch up with the other queens she had present, including Miss Tennessee Teen USA Emily Suttle. I participated in the Jingle Bell Run walk for arthritis by passing out water cups to the runners and met the governor with my fellow sister queens! However, the greatest blessing throughout this year has been furthering my platform, the American Heart Association. I spoke at various elementary schools throughout my area on the importance of keeping active and healthy through the Jump Rope for Heart program. I spoke at the state capitol and met with my local representative and senators as a high level advocate. My favorite event however was the Red Out in my high school. This was something new this year and as a school we raised 3750 for the AHA! It was so cool to see my classmate working for a cause so near to my heart. As mentioned earlier, I was truly blessed with a great group of sister queens. Ava, Taylor, Anna Grace, and Sarah what a privilege it was to reign with each of you. You all brought smiles to my face and I am so thankful for each of you. I know you will all go far wherever life takes you. I’d like to say thank you to my family; Mom, Richard, Taylor, Granny and Tate for always being my biggest support system. You all mean the world to me and I love you all. Most importantly I’d like to thank God for this amazing opportunity. This year would not have been possible without his many blessings. To the girls competing be yourself and have the time of your life! You are all beautiful and winners and I can’t wait to meet all of you. Best of luck!!

National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Teen 2012, Alexandra Wallace

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National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Taylor Parsons says farewell.

July 23rd, 2013

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nam 20132 001_cropWhen I heard my name called as National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Pre-Teen Queen 2012, I was so excited. This year has gone by way too fast! During my reign I have volunteered at my church, collected food for Second Harvest, donated school supplies to my school, hosted a “Walk for A Cure” for Susan G. Komen, made cupcakes for police appreciation week, visited local nursing homes, Relay for Life, and rode in parades. Giving back to my community and volunteering was truly rewarding and taught my to be truly grateful for what I have. Going to Nationals in California was a blast! I rocked the stage with my clogging routine and brought home the National Talent Title! Disneyland, the Hollywood Tour, and Thanksgiving banquet were amazing experiences. I met new friends and now have friends from all across the U.S.

I want to thank God for giving me this amazing opportunity, Matt Leverton for being the best director in the world, Steve and Kathleen Mayes and Kenn and Lani Maples for a wonderful pageant system. To all my sister queens, Ava, Anna Grace, Alex, and Sarah, you are beautiful and I love you all. Mom and Dad for all your unconditional love and support, Grandma, Grandpa, Mamaw, Alex, Zack, and Averielle for always cheering me on and believing in me. You are the best family a firl could ask for and I love you all!

Best of Luck to all the girls competing this year. I can’t wait to meet each of you. This will be a weekend you will never forget! Make new friends, believe in yourself, do your best, and most of all have FUN!

Your 2012 National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Pre-Teen Queen,

Taylor Parsons

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North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Naomi Whitehead has words of encouragement for this years contestants!

July 3rd, 2013

Hi girls! I hope you all are as excited as I am this year for the state pageant. I know some
of you are probably a little nervous because I definitely was. Then like me, you have to realize
that you’re going out there for YOU to show everyone how talented you are and how passionate
you are about winning. Being the Jr. Teen Queen has meant the world to me. It showed me that
if I’m really determined to do something I can achieve any and everything I set my mind to, and
you can too! After NAM my confidence level skyrocketed and I’ve been so much more outgoing
and ambitious ever since. I’ve worked at the Ronald McDonald House, for Red Cross, The Boys
and Girls Club, participated in walks for cancer, Haiti’s children and have even had the
opportunity to guest appear at a birthday party! Remember,it’s okay to get out of your comfort
zone sometimes. You never know, you just might like it. It’s not all about winning and taking
home a prize, it’s about the experience you had here and the new people you met.Who knows
you could find your best friend here. Girls don’t fret it’ll be a breeze if you just focus, be yourself,
and don’t forget HAVE FUN!

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Hailey Kilgore, 2012 Oregon Pre-Teen Queen, welcomes the new contestants and says goodbye to her year of service!

May 14th, 2013

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It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, I was crowned Oregon’s Preteen Queen. The time has gone by so fast. There have been many exciting opportunities for me because of NAM and I am so grateful for them all.

My year has been filled with parades, volunteering for community organizations and having fun with all the

Oregon Royalty. We spent hours decorating for parades, collecting donations for local charities like the Teddy Bear Parade, Toy and Joy, Oregon Food Bank, making a meal at the Ronald McDonald House and more. I could not imagine a greater group of girls to spend the day at the pumpkin patch, share a holiday sleepover, support Mr. Matt at open calls and representing the entire NAMily.

A fun­filled week in California at Nationals where I got to meet some amazing girls from all across the country. The highlights of my week was winning the National Spokesmodel title, being 1st runner up in Talent and Actress and in the Top 10 overall.

Cheiska, Sydney and Alexandra are such amazing role models and I know they will be the best women of this Century. Stacey, Tia and Jeanneil, no one could have asked for more amazing Cover Girls! You are all so supportive and just fun to hang out with. Lily and Ilyarah, you are the most special little Sister Queens a girl could have. National Cover Girls Kyra and Isabella rounded out our crew and added a lot to the mix.

Mr. Leverton, Brittany Clute, Lacey Fitzgerald and the rest of the staff at NAM, I love you and thanks for putting up with me for the last year. I sure appreciate everything you have done for me.

No matter who goes home with titles and crowns this weekend, you are all smart, special and most of all, beautiful. The best advice I can give you is to just be yourself, make new friends and enjoy the every moment because the weekend goes fast, but your memories last forever.

To my successor, cherish these moments like they could disappear any second and love every person that becomes a part of your journey. You’ve got an exciting year ahead of you!

Your 2012 Oregon Preteen Queen,

Hailey Kilgore

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YOU could be the next National American Miss and be part of our NAM Family!!!

January 20th, 2012

2011-12_NAM_Queens[1]YOU Could Be the Next National American Miss &Be a Part of Our NAM Family!!!

Want to be a part of National American Miss, but you thought you were too old for all the fun? National American Miss is now accepting applications for girls ages 19-20!!! Do you live in a state that we do not currently hold a state event, but you are between the ages of 4 and 20? This is your chance to represent and serve your state all year long as State Royalty!

National American Miss is the largest pageant in the nation for young women. We are so excited to extend an invitation to you to be a part of our program! At this time, we are not offering a program in your state for your age group. However, we hope you will be a part of our Appointed Representative Program. The girl that is selected as the State Representative will be given the opportunity to compete at the National Pageant, in Hollywood California for the National Title of NATIONAL AMERICAN MISS.
It’s your chance to make memories that last a lifetime!

Newly Crowned…2011-2012 NAM National Queens

Deadline: Friday, April 20th
For more information you can also call our National Office at 281-496-9000

Here’s How It Works…Once we receive your filled out resume, completed essays, and you have included your registration fee with your photograph, then we will call you to set up a phone interview. When the phone interview has been completed, then your entire entry will be placed in the hands of the selections committee. The selections committee will review the elements of your completed application and score each portion of the competition. Then, the new state queen will be awarded along with the four runner-ups.

The winner will be appointed the title of National American Miss for your state and will attend the National Pageant during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, California at Disneyland to compete for the National American Miss Queen’s Title. The 4 Runners-Up will be given the opportunity to represent their state as a city queen and to attend the National Pageant to compete for the National All-American Miss Queen’s Title.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest pageant system for young girls and women. You could be driving home from California in your brand new Ford Mustang Convertible. Check out all the details at www.namiss.com/car.

***APPLY NOW ***
Click on your age division to download an Official Application:

ages 19 & 20
(as of January 1st this year) PRE-TEEN
ages 10, 11 & 12
(as of January 1st this year)
ages 16, 17 & 18
(as of January 1st this year) JR. PRE-TEEN
ages 7, 8 & 9
(as of January 1st this year)
ages 13, 14 & 15
(as of January 1st this year) PRINCESS
ages 4, 5 & 6
(as of January 1st this year)

Deadline: Friday, April 20th

For more information you can also call our National Office at

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