Founder & National Director

Barbara J .James


Barbara James is the co-founder of Nothing But Love Inc., a nonprofit organization based in St. Louis, Mo. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Barbara's commitment to empowering young women educationally, socially, economically and professionally gave her the idea to launch the Miss American Diamonds (M.A.D.) Pageant Program.


Miss American Diamonds is a Christian faith-based pageant for everyday young ladies, leaders among their peers, and those who want to let the DIAMOND that GOD placed in them to shine bright and sparkle in all they do!


“Before I started competing in pageants, my self-confidence was non-existent. It was through pageants that I learned to love myself! Through pageants I learned how to communicate more effectively with my peers and others, plus I developed a number of leadership and interview skills, and the importance of volunteerism” says Barbara.  


She has many years of pageant experience. She has competed, coached, and judged pageants in various states and has numerous titles under her belt. Her passion for the entertainment industry has inspired her to served as her children's acting manager; resulting in them being featured in print advertisements, national commercials and movies. Whether you aspire to be a superstar or a marine biologist, the Miss American Diamonds pageant program is here to help you conquer your dreams.

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