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I figure i would take a gander at all this blog stuff that people do here on the internet. Although I am not a writer—I am more visual, I would rather paint my experience and I  will take the time to do that one day...But for now, I do feel motivated to write something...Only writing I really did years ago was written in a diary seems kinda sterile writing just anything I want to on a computer—-yeah and no pictures drawn off on the side margins

I didn’t really know what to expect when asked to be on the panel of Judges. Today was quite an experience.  We interviewed  the Jr Teen Division 13-15 year old, 200+ girls. There was so  many variations of their responses, their diverse backgrounds, different shapes and sizes, maturity levels, this is boring to write...the best part...in which I laughed so much afterwards was the one interview of this teen was when she said she liked animals and  one of the judges asked her if she had any animals, the teen said she had a dog, other judge asked what the dog’s name was and she hesitated, looked around the room, and said her dog’s name was “Sweety“, ( of course—- all the judges knew something was up with that response. ) All I could think what was going on in that teen’s mind....was the dog’s name really “Killer” and the teen just knew she could not tell the judges that!....LOL...so to lighten things up...I asked her what kind of dog she had and she said it was a bulldog....

My conclusion...who knows what kind of animal she really has or what , and how much are all these teens are really being truthful, they only have 3 minutes to let us see who they want to portray and it is quite interesting, rewarding and eye opening to have the opportunity to go thru this experience as a judge...look for some kind of artwork to follow this experience...I look forward to the final judging tomorrow....

If there is anybody out there reading this thats live in LA metro, that may have some promotional materials or gifts to offer the contestants?... holla at me so you can promote your business.... or have services that cater to this market  let me know...



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 22, 2009
    • Wow.  This sounds fun.  Please let us know how it goes.

      I am still pondering why she had a hard time in telling you the name of the dog?  Wonder what it could be?  hmmmmm



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      Machel Elizabeth wrote Feb 25, 2009
    • I want to take the time to Thank www.nationalsincorporated.com for the opportunity  to be on the panel of judges.  It was a wonderful experience and I hope to develop long working relationship being affiliated with the pageant.  I have never thought too much about pageants...Honestly-originally I could get a rats ass about them..lol ...but  after this experience, I now know  how pageants can be an incredibly powerful  tool for our youth. Their overall mission is on a positive path.... A mission of helping develop the confidence of girls.!, .... & more.
      It helped me reflect as well on my own goals, dreams, helped me understand what is it that I want for my second career path as a graphic computer artist. I have some skills I gotta use to help people get a job, so many people need some help financially, I gotta help do my part to make it a better tomorrow. I gotta plan in mind that I will bounce and brainstorm more on ....stay toooooned...lol
      ) strudded out in her oversized pajamas and threw a blanket over her shoulder!...She had the crowd roaring! LOL.. She is a winner even if she wasn't crowned.
      I wish I had more time to share them all but the majority of them wanted  to either .... win the schlorship money, make new friends, to get dressed up, and express their personality in fashion ...or just be a girlie-girl for a day!,  All 500 contestants were winnners in some shape, form or manner.

      ... Thanks again, It was truly an honor to have this experience.  Judging is based on their own individual self, you can't Really compare them to each other. ... So yeah...This was fun, there are so many benefits for all involved and I would be honored to do it again.
      If any of you entrepreneurs are interested  in being on  the panel of judges contact: April Mellot , Judge Coordinator Nationals  724-347-5248 or 800-454-3420 www.nationalsincorporated.com



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 26, 2009
    • Machel: this sound fun and glad that it has brought you different kind of experience and points of view.  

      I would like to know further their judging categories... percentage to each.  I personally when I think of pageant, I think of outlook and beauty, all the superficial stuff.  Please enrich me and educate me.  

      Perhaps I can be a judge - unfortunately, I am hush hush.



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