Modern American Miss™ (“MAM”) was established in 2017 and designed to be a disruptive system in the pageantry industry. The founder had the innovative vision to focus on the holistic experience a system can bring to those involved in every aspect of pageantry, both on stage and off. MAM serves to provide charismatic and well-rounded young girls and women with a platform to grow in character and confidence and a personalized, diverse and competitive experience tailored to honing in on their individual, unique strengths. Respect for the long-honored traditions of the industry complemented by an ever-evolving, always timely fusion of modern American cultural trends sets MAM apart as the new, premiere system on the state and national levels of pageantry.



Dominique Dickson

Founder & Executive Director

A Project Manager at a globally renowned executive search firm, Dominique earned her BA from Long Island University and MBA from Drexel University. As a 25+ year veteran of pageantry competition, judging and coaching, she has held local, state and national titles for various systems including MAC, Galaxy, America's National Miss, International, East Coast USA, Mrs. America and others. Dominique currently holds the title of Mrs. Long Island America 2019-2020 and will be competing for the title of Mrs. New York America in the spring of 2020. She has been an annual participant in AIDS Walk NY, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, New York Blood Center, Volunteers of America and other charitable organizations. In her personal time, Dominique enjoys event planning, managing her son’s modeling and acting career and writing – she recently authored an award-winning feature film screenplay that is currently in development. She founded the non-profit membership organization, Working Mothers Squared, with a mission to empower women, post-motherhood, to continue the pursuit of their personal passions. She resides in Huntington, New York with her husband, three sons and morkie.