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How National American Miss Gets You Noticed By Hollywood

by / Tuesday, 20 November 2012 / Published in General Tips
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The National American Miss Pageant is one of the largest competitions in the United States. It is a pageant that helps girls and women not only win prizes, scholarships, cash, and awards, but also gain poise, self-confidence, and valuable communication skills while building friendships that will last a lifetime

It helps girls and women to feel good about themselves and helps them gain the tools needed for a competitive edge later in life in whatever career field they may choose.

NAM and How It Can Bring You Hollywood Fame

The National American Miss (NAM) pageant is divided into six different age divisions. These divisions are Princess, Junior Pre-Teen, Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, Teen, and Miss. One person is crowned the state queen, but every contestant no matter what division is recognized on stage with a specially designed official state finalist trophy during the final competition. In NAM, everyone is considered a winner and therefore everyone receives a trophy.

There are four required competitions in which judges score the contestants in NAM. They are formal wear (30% of final pageant score), personal introduction (30%), interview (30%), and community involvement (10%). Not only do these competitions help prepare girls and women for real-life situations (i.e. job interviews, showing confidence in the self, and helping others), but they are also fun!

In addition to the four required competitions, there are five optional contests. The winner of these contests win a $250 cash prize and a trophy. The competitions available for all age divisions include talent, photogenic, and casual wear modeling. The spokesmodel contest only allows Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, and Teen contestants, and the actress contest only allows Junior Pre-Teen, Pre-Teen, Hunior Teen, and Teen contestants.

The NAM Hollywood Actress Optional Contest

Now, being an aspiring actress, I am most interested in the optional actress contest. I would like to start off by saying that I am disappointed it is not available to all age divisions of the pageant. Many pageant girls are aspiring actresses, as well. This competition helps prepare girls and women for performing on stage or in front of a camera, so I believe it should be offered to all age divisions.

This competition was designed by Bob Luke, a nationally recognized talent scout and acting coach, who has worked with many stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, stars of The Cosby Show, and many other Hollywood screen actors. Once entered in the competition, which is an additional fee, the contestant will receive free training tips in an “Acting Workshop Video,” featuring Bob Luke, and he will give you tips on how to do your best and relax, as well as the steps of presenting your lines. At the pageant, the contestant entered in the acting contest will receive a “how-to” pamphlet that will provide great information about breaking into the acting, modeling, or commercial fields.

For this competition, the contestant must choose a commercial from the back of the provided pageant information. Practicing the lines at home and putting motions and emotion into the commercial is key to doing well! During the competition, the emcee will be playing the part of the “director” and will say, “ACTION!” At this point, the contestant will start their lines. After performing the commercial, the director will announce, “CUT,” which is when the contestant gets “out of character.” The contestant will then repeat these steps as they present the same commercial a second time. Each judge on the judging panel will give the contestant their score based on their BEST performance.

Contestants may perform up to two different commercials, in which they will do the same thing for the first commercial (receive two opportunities to perform, etc.) for the second one. Props may be used for the contest, but they must be carried on and off stage by the contestant; contestants may NOT leave them on stage. However, props are not required.

It is also important to note that the commercial is not judged based on memorization skills. It is judged on delivery and the contestants’ ability to “get into character,” as a real actress would do.

Breaking into Hollywood Showbiz

By participating in this contest, a contestant will not only gain experience of memorizing lines, getting into character, and performing on stage in front of an audience, they will also gain exposure to the judges. It is very possible that one of the judges could be a casting director from Los Angeles or New York City and may be looking for someone to fit a character in their next project. Even if that is not the case, this contest will help aspiring actresses and entertainers gain experience and have fun doing something they are passionate about.

To all you girls and women who are aspiring actresses: consider participating in The National American Miss pageant, and while competing, be sure to enter the optional actress contest (if you’re in the correct age divisions). You never know, you could become the next big Hollywood A-lister if you do!

The National American Miss Pageant is one of the largest competitions in the United States. It is a pageant that helps girls and women not only win prizes, scholarships, cash, and awards, but also gain poise, self-confidence, and valuable communication skills while building friendships that will last a lifetime.
It helps girls and women to feel good about themselves and helps them gain the tools needed for a competitive edge later in life in whatever career field they may choose.

NAM and How It Can Bring You Hollywood Fame

The National American Miss (NAM) pageant is divided into six different age divisions. These divisions are Princess, Junior Pre-Teen, Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, Teen, and Miss. One person is crowned the state queen, but every contestant no matter what division is recognized on stage with a specially designed official state finalist trophy during the final competition. In NAM, everyone is considered a winner and therefore everyone receives a trophy.

There are four required competitions in which judges score the contestants in NAM. They are formal wear (30% of final pageant score), personal introduction (30%), interview (30%), and community involvement (10%). Not only do these competitions help prepare girls and women for real-life situations (i.e. job interviews, showing confidence in the self, and helping others), but they are also fun!

In addition to the four required competitions, there are five optional contests. The winner of these contests win a $250 cash prize and a trophy. The competitions available for all age divisions include talent, photogenic, and casual wear modeling. The spokesmodel contest only allows Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, and Teen contestants, and the actress contest only allows Junior Pre-Teen, Pre-Teen, Hunior Teen, and Teen contestants.
The NAM Hollywood Actress Optional Contest

Now, being an aspiring actress, I am most interested in the optional actress contest. I would like to start off by saying that I am disappointed it is not available to all age divisions of the pageant. Many pageant girls are aspiring actresses, as well. This competition helps prepare girls and women for performing on stage or in front of a camera, so I believe it should be offered to all age divisions.

This competition was designed by Bob Luke, a nationally recognized talent scout and acting coach, who has worked with many stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, stars of The Cosby Show, and many other Hollywood screen actors. Once entered in the competition, which is an additional fee, the contestant will receive free training tips in an “Acting Workshop Video,” featuring Bob Luke, and he will give you tips on how to do your best and relax, as well as the steps of presenting your lines. At the pageant, the contestant entered in the acting contest will receive a “how-to” pamphlet that will provide great information about breaking into the acting, modeling, or commercial fields.

For this competition, the contestant must choose a commercial from the back of the provided pageant information. Practicing the lines at home and putting motions and emotion into the commercial is key to doing well! During the competition, the emcee will be playing the part of the “director” and will say, “ACTION!” At this point, the contestant will start their lines. After performing the commercial, the director will announce, “CUT,” which is when the contestant gets “out of character.” The contestant will then repeat these steps as they present the same commercial a second time. Each judge on the judging panel will give the contestant their score based on their BEST performance.

Contestants may perform up to two different commercials, in which they will do the same thing for the first commercial (receive two opportunities to perform, etc.) for the second one. Props may be used for the contest, but they must be carried on and off stage by the contestant; contestants may NOT leave them on stage. However, props are not required.
It is also important to note that the commercial is not judged based on memorization skills. It is judged on delivery and the contestants’ ability to “get into character,” as a real actress would do.

Breaking into Hollywood Showbiz

By participating in this contest, a contestant will not only gain experience of memorizing lines, getting into character, and performing on stage in front of an audience, they will also gain exposure to the judges. It is very possible that one of the judges could be a casting director from Los Angeles or New York City and may be looking for someone to fit a character in their next project. Even if that is not the case, this contest will help aspiring actresses and entertainers gain experience and have fun doing something they are passionate about.

To all you girls and women who are aspiring actresses: consider participating in The National American Miss pageant, and while competing, be sure to enter the optional actress contest (if you’re in the correct age divisions). You never know, you could become the next big Hollywood A-lister if you do!

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3 Responses to “How National American Miss Gets You Noticed By Hollywood”

  1. Shelby says : Reply

    Do they offer this for women in the Miss division?

  2. Hey Shelby! Yes they do!

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