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Win Free Entry to Nationals and other prizes in our National Photo Contest! Two winners will be selected to win a nationals package worth over $1,000 each! Our national photo contest is in full swing and photos have started pouring in for the chance to win an amazing nationals package worth over $1,000! Two winners will be selected and will receive free entry to nationals, free ad page and one free optional. How does it work? One winner will be selected by a panel of photographers. One winner will be selected by our social media voting contest. How to enter? Submit your photo to and send $20 through PayPal to Who can enter? The deadline to enter is October 1, 2015. The voting period will commence Must be a natural born female, United October 2-15, with the winners being announced October 16 on our States citizen and between the ages of Facebook page, 4-25 as of June 1, 2016 to enter.

That’s something you don’t hear every day… UNM awarded over $300,000.00 in cash scholarships, full ride college scholarships, and prizes during nationals 2015. That’s something you don’t hear every day! In 2015, four deserving young woman walked away from nationals with full ride four year academic scholarships to Troy University in Alabama. Through our partnership with Troy University, UNM will continue to

award full ride college scholarships this year to deserving delegates who meet the academic criteria. We are hoping to give even more women the gift of a college education. Need more reasons to love UNM? As an official certifying organization of the Presidential Volunteer Service Organization, UNM will be providing ALL national delegates with the opportunity to receive

this prestigious award at nationals for their volunteer service throughout the year. As a pageant organization that emphasizes the importance for queens to make their reign about making a difference, UNM continues to find ways for the young ladies in our program to serve, volunteer and make an impact in their communities and across the country! #WeAreUNM

Help us STOMP Out Bullying UNM Selects Cyber Bullying as 2016 National Platform The 2015 USA National Miss national royalty have selected STOMP Out Bullying as our national platform for 2016, with eradicating Cyber Bullying as one of the main focuses of the initiative. Led by the passion of USA National Teen, Caroline Dixon, who has been the victim of cyber bullying, the queens will lead the national delegates all year long in various initiatives, awareness campaigns, and pledges to STOMP out bullying. The first initiative will be the Wear Blue Day on Oct. 5, in support of the World Day of Bullying Prevention. In addition, we will be partnering with The Crown C.A.R.E.S. to provide our national queens and national delegates with the entire curriculum of The Crown C.A.R.E.S. for free! This anti-bullying program includes resources for our state queens to take the anti-bullying message to classrooms all across America. The UNM Maine state director, Deb Landry, is the author of The Crown C.A.R.E.S. and has made this program available to all UNM ladies. Join us in the fight to STOMP out bullying!

What’s it like to have dinner with a Miss America? The national queens at USA National Miss would know! Get the scoop here.

Our 2015 USA National Miss national royalty with Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009, after their private dinner party with her in Atlantic City during Miss America.

In what has become an exclusive tradition, the USA National Miss national royalty had the incredible opportunity to meet the Miss America who helped them capture the UNM crown. Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009, was the head judge at nationals this summer, and led a panel of judges who ultimately picked the Super Six to be queen. During the royalty’s trip to Miss America this month, the queens got the once-in-alifetime opportunity to sit down and have dinner with Katie Stam Irk. Katie talked to the queens about life, being Miss America, understanding how faith plays a role in your life, and pressing on in the midst of adversity. We aren’t talking a brief photo opp… Katie spent over two hours with our national royalty and they took in every second. It’s not every day you get to have a private dinner with a Miss America, and bask in

the wisdom of someone everyone looks up to. Yet this isn’t the first time that UNM national royalty have had this type of exclusive opportunity. The 2013 and 2014

opportunity, but they quickly found out, that through UNM, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities can come twice. The royalty were surprised by the national director with a private Skype party with Teresa Scanlan, since she could not be at Miss Dinner with Katie Stam Irk America this year. What’ it was so incredible! She is like to have a private dinner such an inspiration to me and one-on-one time with a Miss America? Some of the words being able to talk with her used by our royalty included one on one was a dream “inspiring, amazing, a dream come true! come true, I feel like I can conquer the world now, an Gracie Fusco experience I will never At UNM, we are USA National Jr. Teen 2015 forget.” excited to have the support of Katie and Teresa, who national royalty had a private continue to invest in the lives of dinner party with Teresa Scanlan, our queens and make themselves Miss America 2011. The 2014 available to make their year of national royalty also had a private reign truly a dream come true. party with Katie Stam Irk during This exclusive opportunity is nationals this year. The 2015 #OnlyAtUNM! national royalty thought that a private gathering with a Miss America was a once-in-a-lifetime

No big deal, just having dinner with Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009! Yes, our Jr. Princess is fast asleep in her arms. How precious!

State Pageant Season Has Begun! State pageants are a great way to connect with UNM on a local level and win your way to nationals! Did you know that a state queens receive their sponsorship fee paid as part of their state prize package? We have some great state pageants coming up. If they’re in your state, make sure to sign up to compete at the UNM state pageant today by going on our website, If there’s not a state pageant in your state, register online to claim your state title and go straight to nationals! What are you waiting for? Sign up today and join us. Pennsylvania New York South Carolina Wisconsin Minnesota

Oct. 10 Oct. 24-25 Feb. 17 Feb. 12-14 Spring 2016

Northern States (open) Georgia DMV Louisiana

Oct. 10 Nov. 7-8 Feb. 20-21 Spring 2016

Lexi just started second grade at Sara Harp Minter in Georgia. She has received the “Radical Writer” award for her creative writings and is also a two-time poetry recitation winner. In addition to pageants, Lexi also loves to swim, play soccer, play with her two sisters, make new friends, go shopping, and climb on everything. She has her own community service project called Lexi Loves Littles. She decorates journals for the families at Piedmont Fayette NICU. This is something she’s recently started and would love to see it grow. She truly loves others and will do anything she can to brighten someone’s day. And she’s very excited to be able to use her crown to help others as USA National Jr. Princess 2015. Follow Lexi’s journey on Facebook at UNMNationalJrPrincess.

Prestige Magazine Sept 2015  
Prestige Magazine Sept 2015