“There is no other system in Georgia that your child will leave feeling like a winner no matter what they placed. This system is a family atmosphere with the best group of parents around. Natural Elegance shows each and every child is important, they are never just a number! Best pageant experience ever!”-A.M.
“I refused to put my daughter in pageants after I encountered a couple horrible systems around Georgia, but then I can across Natural Elegance that proved it was more than about the crown. These girls are involved in making a difference in the world with kindness and community service. My daughter now has confidence and values that she will carry with her for the rest of her life!” - K.M.
“Hey Miss Ashley! I know you're SUPER busy getting ready for this weekend, but I just wanted to tell you something... I REALLY appreciate you AND how you run your pageants!!!!! Our daughter did a local pageant on Sat, one of her only non-soccer weekends this spring. I was so reluctant to venture out from your system, but we thought it would be good experience on her weekend off.. I guess I am still learning about pageant-ways, but you always seem so kind and welcoming to all the girls, even from other systems.. I was surprised at how "left out" we felt at this system... are they all that way? Maybe I just haven't noticed it before, but I think it's a testament to you and your integrity! She did a good job, not her best, but thats ok, it was good experience, and she met some nice girls. But again, I want to thank you for the way in which you run your pageants, they are fun, organized, creative, inclusive and encouraging. You make each girl feel special and like a "princess", regardless of their age. I think you remain true to the goal of uplifting the girls and creating confidence.” - D.M.
“I can't say enough about what a wonderful pageant director Ashley Johnson is! My daughter had only done one other pageant, that turned out to be long and stressful. The Natural Elegance pageants have been just the opposite... A fun and uplifting experience that has helped my daughter to develop grace and confidence. Ashley has a sweet and loving personality that helps the contestants to feel comfortable and welcome. Her kindness and integrity makes each pageant an enjoyable experience!” - D.W.
“I just wanted to say thank you. While the wins were great, the sense of family and giving back permeated the entire event. I love that you didn't end with crowning, you ended with giving. I am excited for our future with Natural Elegance. Get some rest and know how thankful we are to have found you.”-J.F.
"My daughter won Miss pre teen National!!! She took the whole thing winning the title, a 5 ft trophy, beautiful crown and sash, a $7500 cash scholarship and a cruise for two! Plus she won Miss Congeniality which was voted on by her peers. She gives a lot of her success to you! And so do I! That quick pep talk you gave her over a year ago has stuck with her everyday and I thank you for that! You truly have touched my daughter and that amazes me more than I could ever expect. Good luck to you in all of your endeavors!!!! You truly are an amazing woman!” - B.H.
“It amazes me how much you can accomplish in a few days. You have a husband and son and yet you still find time for your passions and your family. You are amazing. I see the wonderful work you do for Emma and Keegan. As well as Sydney. You have taken a passion of yours - pageantry and made it not only fun but helpful. You don't do it for the money. You do it for the benefit and help of others. I tell people if you want a good honest pageantry system do Natural Elegance she's wonderful. Her and her whole staff. I can't wait to get my daughter back in. And if I can help you with anything let me know. Girl GOD is truly gonna bless you beyond belief and you deserve. You have a huge heart and a love beyond for your extended pageant family.” - L.P.
“'And the winner is…….' Everyone hopes that their name is the name that will be called for the title. However, that is not always the case. I won my first title in July 2012, and did not win another title until eight months later. I never gave up! I kept my chin up, continued to practice, and did my best at each pageant, hoping to hear my name called. In April 2013, I finally heard my name called!! All of my hard work, energy, and perseverance paid off, and I never gave up hope. Through it all, I learned that pageants are about more than winning a title. It’s more than a crown or a sash; it’s about the friends you meet and the opportunities that come your way. Since I first started doing pageants, I have met some amazing people, people I would have never met if it were not for pageantry. There is nothing I love more than walking into a pageant and seeing all my pageant sisters. Besides making new friends, I have experienced so many opportunities. One of them is going to the nursing home each month. There is nothing more heartwarming than when you see the residents laughing and smiling. The best part is when they say, “you just made my day.” That’s what makes all my hard work worth it. Ladies, I’m telling you, it’s more than winning and it is definitely not all about the crown. Just keep your chin up, believe in yourself, continue practicing, and one day the emcee will call your name for the title. Until then keep your head held high, because you are beautiful in every way!” - M.M.
“Good honesty goes a long way in business and NE is quality you can depend on!” - D.B.
“Being a part of Natural Elegance pageant system has become such a big part of my life. From all the friends I've made to being involved in monthly community service activities. It's so much more than the stage and winning the crown. It's about a group of people making a difference together. Ashley the director is a very kind hearted individual who loves what she does almost as much as all the girls. She is a great person, pageant director & friend.” - A.C.
"If you want to help form a strong foundation for your daughter (or granddaughter) this is the place to do it at! Be part of a true natural pageant system that cares about the lessons these girls learn. It's all about healthy competition that doesn't focus on just outer beauty but the beauty that they have within. It teaches them to pay it forward by offering community service trips outside of the stage and encourages them to be active in helping others. These girls learn to not only win graciously, but to lose graciously and that is where true character is developed. They form bonds with each other that extend beyond the competition. They learn self confidence from being in front of people on stage and from being part of the NE pageant family! I am truly honored to be part of this system and look forward to another exciting year with them!” - V.A. and L.G.