Saturday, November 12, 2011

Q &A: Former NAM National Titleholder captures Teen USA crown...says it's all because of NAM!

The Miss Universe Organization, owned by Donald Trump & NBC, is a sister pageant to Miss USA & Miss Teen USA, which are pageants that National American Miss girls across the nation venture into once they have aged out of the National American Miss pageant system.

Unlike NAM, they do have a swimsuit competition and it's contestants age up into the late 20's. But like NAM, they believe in reinforcing self confidence in young women. And like NAM....we share many of the same titleholders!

Currently, the Miss Universe Organization is holding their state pageants across the nation, where new state winners are crowned and will venture on to the live telecasts for their respective national titles and the opportunity to work for Donald Trump.

Last week was the Miss Nebraska USA & Teen USA pageant. Sarah Summers, our 2009 National Jr. Teen queen captured the crown and has a new title to her belt - Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012!

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Sarah, in pink - hearing her name announced as the new Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012


Sarah also captured the interview, swimwuit, and photogenic awards, as well!

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The following morning, after having a night to soak it all in - Sarah poses with her awards - photogenic winner, interview winner, swimsuit winner, and Miss NE Teen USA 2012

After Sarah was crowned, I had a chance to catch up with Sarah and here is what she had to say!

NAMISS ROCKS BLOG: Congrats on your new title. So proud of you!
SARAH SUMMERS: Thanks! It's all because of you guys at NAM!
NAMISS ROCKS BLOG: Well, then how would you say National American Miss prepared your for Teen USA?
SARAH SUMMERS: National American Miss was my first pageant ever and helped prepare me for everything I've done thus far in my life. After winning the National American Miss Jr. Teen title, I traveled a lot, did speaking engagements, made appearances, modeled, and even judged other pageants. This has all helped me become more confident and more comfortable which always shines through and I think it really helped me as I competed for NE Teen USA. To have the NAM experience and the support of my NAMily was amazing!
NAMISS ROCKS BLOG: What is your favorite part about competing in pageants?
SARAH SUMMERS: For SOOOO many reasons. All the amazing friends I have met across the country, the endless opportunities they have provided me with, and how much they really help with life skills, mostly confidence.

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There to cheer Sarah on was NAM Team Maples emcee, Ashley Spingola & official NAM photgrapher/videographer, Brandon Rich

Speaking of NAMily.... Sarah was even crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA by the EXACT same girl, Madison Novak, who crowned her as our NAM Miss Nebraska Jr. Teen in 2009!

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Madison crowning Sarah as NAM Miss Nebraska Jr. Teen in 2009! Sarah went on to capture the NAM National Jr. Teen Title.

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CROWNING EACH OTHER....again!
Far right - Madison Novak, NAM Nebraska Jr. Teen 2008 & Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2011, 2nd to Right - Sarah Summers, NAM Nebraska Jr. Teen 2009(went on to capture our National Jr. Teen title) & Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012.


AND.....last summer, Danielle Doty - former 3 time NAM titleholder, from Texas captured the National Teen USA crown!!

I dont know about you....but that's some serious NAM business going on!





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