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This system still ranks number one in our book. My daughter has competed in several systems - including Nationals - but MAC is still her favorite. From the state/regional pageants to Nationals everything runs smoothly. Each contestant is treated as an individual and you can tell the staff cares that each contestant is comfortable. For that reason, and many others, this is a great system for a first-timer. The girls get more stage time than at most other pageants, even at Nationals. This is something that should not be overlooked. At other systems' national finale show all of a division's contestants might come out briefly and, after the semi-finalists are announced, are not to be seen on stage for the rest of the program. At its final show, MAC has every contestant do a second walk in formal wear and, after the top 15 semi-finalists are announced, everyone gets to come out again for a quick walk on the stage. At my daughter's first MAC Nationals at the age of 6, I can say that as a mom it was reassuring to see her smiling and waving even though she wasn't a semi-finalist. Finally, MAC has been generous with its prizes. Sure, some systems award more money, cruises, trips, etc., to the national queens (keep in mind those cruises and trips generally aren't free for the parent(s) ), but the trade off is that so many more go home with nothing. Most important is that MAC is a system that stands by its principles, and where age-appropriate really means something! Titles and prizes are not what defines the pageant experience. It should be about making friends, learning important life lessons, and having fun. MAC does just that!
I love my MAC pageant experience. Everyone was so nice and I had a blast!
Best pageants very very nice staff
All the girls (3) had a lot of fun and only 1 competed we will always recommend others to go and National are so much fun my daughter has grown so much she we speak openly in front of others
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AMERICAN COED?
A Coed is a female attending a co-educational college or university. A young woman referred to as a Coed calls to mind a dedicated student, preparing herself to become the very best person she can be, while having a blast at the same time!
IF I WIN MY MAC STATE PAGEANT, WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED OF ME?
Each MAC STATE PAGEANT WINNER is required to attend the National MAC Pageant to compete for the Queen's title for her age group. If the state pageant winner does not sign the MAC State Winner’s contract & attend the National MAC Pageant during the week of Thanksgiving in Lake Buena Vista, FL, she will forfeit her state title, all prizes, & cash awards.
DO I HAVE TO DO A TALENT TO COMPETE IN A MAC PAGEANT?
Our talent competition is optional. It is scored by a separate panel of judges than the panel that selects the overall queen in each age division. Optional contests have absolutely no bearing on who wins the pageant.