Prior to the pageant, Grace, her parents, and I, worked for hours to help her put her best foot forward on that national stage. In addition to preparing for the various competitions, she dedicated so much time towards her community service project: Twin Cities Pet Rescue. Grace volunteered endless hours towards raising money for this cause as well as encouraging community members to rescue pets that are in need of homes. She did all this with a smile on her face and pep in her step!
Grace's hard work was rewarded at the national pageant when she came home heavily decorated and celebrated. Everyone knew who that little Princess from Minnesota was! Grace astonished us by placing in the top five of every single optional contest she entered: Casual Wear Modeling, Talent, Spokesmodel, and Actress. On top of that, she placed or won many additional special contests, and finished 4th runner up in the Queen's competition! See a full list of Grace's accomplishments below.
I think back of our time in California often and fondly. Grace made us all so proud and I was honored to have been her coach. Seeing her accomplish her goals and grow, all while having fun, has inspired me and all those around her. Congratulations, Grace!
Grace Nester, Age 7, NAM Minnesota Princess 2013
Placed 4th Runner Up at NAM Nationals 2013
Winner: Art contest, NAM Nationals 2013
1RU Talent, NAM Nationals 2013
1RU Most Promising Model, NAM Nationals 2013
2RU Actress, NAM Nationals 2013
2RU Spokesmodel, NAM Nationals 2013
2RU Casualwear Modeling, NAM Nationals 2013
3RU Most Photogenic, NAM Nationals 2013
3RU Best Thank You Note, NAM Nationals 2013