ED Magedson – Founder
National American Miss21 Third Street Elmer, New Jersey USA
National American Miss Avoid National American Miss like the plague! Elmer New Jersey
My wife entered our seven year old daughter into the National American Miss (NAMISS) contest. When we were informed that our daughter was a "finalist," my wife was told she needed to pay $240 to continue in the contest. After she paid this amount, she told me they wanted another $240.00 to continue in the competition in addition to paying for a four day stay (accomodations and meals) at a Hilton Hotel where the next level of competition would take place. When I researched NAM online, I read reports like: "NAMISS is a scam, it is a for profit business that earns millions annually. It is unethical, profit oriented, and preys on the parents of children who believe they are entering a legitimate contest..." Based on the fact that there were 63 "finalists" from Southern California alone, it is clear that the aim for NAMISS to make money. When this became evident, we contacted NAMISS and said that our daughter would not be competing and we wanted our $240.00 back. We were told they have a no refund policy but would give us a $220.00 credit if our daughter wanted to participate the following year. Unless parents are willing to invest thousands of dollars in this competition, they should avoid it like the plague.
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