Is National American Miss A Scam?

One of the hardest things about my job is dealing with the stereotypes that exist about pageants.  Like every other stereotype that exists, its unfortunate that you have to deal with people passing judgement before they have all the information.  People who are unfamiliar with our program immediately thing of thinks like Little Miss Sunshine. 

National American Miss is different from any other pageant system.  That’s why we have a no make-up rule contestants 12 years old and younger.  That’s why we never have and never will have a swimsuit competition.  At National American Miss, we pride ourselves on setting the bar higher in every aspect: quality, integrity, production value, professionalism, and providing our customers with quality and value. At National American Miss we emphasis self-esteem, confidence, communication and interviewing skills, and community service.

Here are a few of the things people have to say about our program:

Caroline Graham(Waubonsie Valley High School) wrote
at 8:36pm on January 24th, 2009
I had the best time at National American Miss Illinois!!!
Sara Beth Clapp wrote
at 4:28pm on January 24th, 2009
National American Miss is definitely one of the best experiences I have EVER Had! I love it!
Lindsey Sauerer (St. Cloud) wrote
at 2:59am on January 22nd, 2009
Cindy Washington Hammers (Nashville, TN) wrote
at 12:07am on January 21st, 2009
NAMISS pageant is the best! Matt Leverton is the best pageant director. The pageant staff is very helpful and extremely kind. My daughter will be in the pageant for the 4th year this year and she’s climbing her way to the top! This is the most enjoyable pageant Brittany has ever competed in. If your hesitant give it a try, you’re won’t be disappointed!
Marie Wood (Gray Stone Day School) wrote
at 11:49pm on January 20th, 2009
I had an awesome time in this past NC state pageant. It was my first, and sadly my last chance to enter as I will be busy with college and wedding planning this next time. I had an amazing time participating and only wish that I could have known about it sooner and participated more. I will never forget the girls I met and the experiences I had. Thank you NAM!!!
Tammy Watson (Nashville, TN) wrote
at 10:23pm on January 20th, 2009
NAM is truly a great experience for any girl of any age. My daughter participated last year in the Jr. Teen division. She had a great time, and made some great friends along the way. She is ready to do it again this year. I recommend this experience to any young girl and her family. It is truly amazing to watch.
Karly Kindoll (Louisville, KY) wrote
at 12:44am on January 20th, 2009
I LOVE NAM. Matt Leverton is a GREAT state director. I had such a great experience last year that i will hopefully return this year. thanks NAM!!!!
Christy McCall (Louisville, KY) wrote
at 10:56pm on January 19th, 2009
We just love the NAM organization. We’ve participated in the KY State pageants for the last 2 years and look forward to many more great years of meeting new friends and having great times.
Alla Jawarish (Atlanta, GA) wrote
at 2:15pm on January 17th, 2009
NAM is AWESOME!!! My daughter can’t wait for the next year pageant, loves the experience and making friends. Can’t wait to see what happens in Pre-Teen division!
McCartney Paige Alessi-Jensen (West Springfield High School) wrote
at 4:56am on January 10th, 2009
NAM rocks! Patti and Lew are awesome state directors and the Mayes are also awesome national directors! I hope to go back to Miss. Mass. again this yr…and win again! I made it to nationals and that was deff. 10 of the best days of my life! -McCartney
Ellen Jester (Houston, TX) wrote
at 4:42pm on January 5th, 2009
NAM is the best! =) We love the Mayes and what they stand for in pageantry, and with respect to today’s girls. Our daughter, Kimberly, has gained so many valuable life skills through her participation and affiliation with National American Miss over the years. They are awesome from the top of the organization to the bottom, and all layers in between!
Keke Jan 22 2009 5:03 PM NAMiss we are extremely excited about the pageant this year. Can’t wait to get started!! Miss ya!!Yours truly,

Mela☮ Jan 8 2009 12:18 AM hey! thanks for the add i was one of the new york jr teen state finalist for 2007-2008 i won the volunteer service award and namiss is a great pageant that boosts your confidence and its just a great experience where you can have fun and meet new friends!

Kim Sep 6 2008 9:30 PM I had a great time this year at the WA state NAM Pageant. I placed 4th runner up in the over-all competition and 4th runner up in the photogenic. What a great experience. Can’t wait until next year.       

*Rach* Sep 6 2008 10:41 PM I had so much fun in the southern California pageant this year I made so many MORE friends and I am still talking to a few of them along with friends I made 2 years ago! This pageant has opened up so many opportunities for me.
And now I am one of the first ones to raise my hand in class to volunteer and demonstrate things! Can’t wait till next year!       

leslie;ily <3 Sep 5 2008 9:10 PM I had such a wonderful experience this year in the NAM pageant…cannot wait till next year to make more awesome friends & meet new ones.

*~*Miss Determined*~* Aug 31 2008 5:41 AM I love National American Miss! This pageant has really inspired me to go beyond my dreams. I have participated in GA Teen for the past two years and this year I will try out for the MISS division.
Thank you NAMISS and good luck to all the girls going to nationals!       

Aug 21 2008 2:04 AM Thanks for being such a great influence on girls across the United States. We have a blast every time we go to your pageant and we cant wait until nationals in CA.
Thanks again, Mikayla