USA National Miss is what I like to call the Holy Mecca of youth pageants in America.
With hundreds of contestants aged 4 - 25 competing for titles in 6 different age divisions, a prize package of over $100,000 (per national title!) and a slogan of Positive Pageantry, this pageant is truly an experience fit for a Queen.
I was fortunate to experience the UNM Magic for the first time this year when I judged over 300 contestants in the Senior Division (Jr. Teen, Teen & Miss) at their national pageant in Orlando Florida.
I thought I knew what I was getting myself into but I truly had no idea!
Walking away from the experience, I now have answers to so many questions I had back when I was competing.
Lucky for you, you don’t have to wait until you’re done competing to get answers to the questions I know you’ve been agonizing over.
So let’s get into it—these are the 5 lessons I learned while judging and the 5 lessons you need to learn before competing at USA National Miss.
USA NATIONAL MISS—LESSON 1
Hey, I'm Samantha Neyland
I'm a Mindset & Performance Coach, Keynote Speaker, Community Leader, Actress and Model.
In 2020 I was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2020! I went on to place in the Top 10 at Miss USA.
Now, I am dedicated to helping young women in pageantry become Queen's before they ever hit the stage.