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Young ladies of all ages journeyed to Atlanta for the second America’s Majestic Miss Pageant to celebrate their special achievements The Majestic Rising Star T he second annual America’s Majestic Miss Scholarship Pageant was held in Atlanta, GA to crown the new 2013-14 National Queens. Na- tional Delegates from around the U.S. gathered to vie for the eight titles, Baby Miss (3 and under), Junior Princess (4-6), Princess (7-9), Pre-Teen (10- 12), Junior Teen (13-15), Teen (16-18) and Miss (19 and up). There is also a coveted Grand Supreme title for the contestant with the highest score in the entire pageant. America’s Majestic Miss is designed to help young girls and women showcase their talents and skills while develop- ing their confidence and poise as they represent their states. This pageant system celebrates the individuality of young women today while giving each contestant and their fami- lies’ memories of a lifetime. It promotes and encourages each contestant’s success through the development of skills that the organizers and participants believe are most im- portant to possess in today’s competitive world: confidence, communication, character and leadership qualities. America’s Majestic Miss is a national pageant program that combines beauty and the excitement of a national pag- eant while recognizing personal achievements, academic excellence and community service. This program is de- signed to reward girls and young women for their accom- plishments, and to help develop them in reaching their full potential and lifetime goals by providing personal and pro- fessional opportunities. In addition to the scholarships, the national winners receive a great prize package, appearance 84 PAGEANTRY opportunities and much more. America’s Majestic Miss is a natural pageant with a touch of glamour. After registration, the girls attended the Costume Party where they wore their favorite costumes and brought their favorite bear or doll, also dressed. The contestants enjoyed refreshments, including the AMM Castle cake with a repli- ca of each of the reigning national queens complete with their own queen cakes. This was a hit with the girls and everyone had queen cake pops. Best costumes were awarded a special Halloween “spook-tak-ular” crown and banner as well as for the best dressed bear or doll. The AMM magic mirror was available for photo ops and each girl enjoyed making new friends, exchanging gifts and making lasting memories. All delegates brought a new stuffed animal, which will be part of the new national queens’ first appearance, by donating the animals to Egelston’s Children’s Hospital. Contestants were judged in three areas of competition: evening wear, introduction/interview and majestic wear, which determined the national winners in each division. Interviews began with each contestant giving their per- sonal introduction and spending three minutes with each judge in a round robin panel. The delegates presented themselves and achievements to the judges, showcasing their personalities along with why they believed they would be the best candidate for the National Title. The national queens must be able to serve as the national spokespeople for this system and must be confident and articulate, and project a positive upbeat personality.