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Miss America 2013 Judges Announced

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Miss America 2012

As the reigning Miss America’s, Laura Kaeppeler, reign comes to an end; a new queen must take this incredible leader’s footsteps. Entrusted with the responsibility of choosing an appropriate successor are the amazing panel of judges who have never ceased to disappoint.

Miss America Pageant Judges

ABC announced earlier today that they had selected a panel from their family of stars. The panel will include Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke, Oprah’s designer Bradley Bayou, Good Morning America’s Sam Champion, former Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart, Shark Tank’s Daymond John, McKayla Maroney of the Fierce Five USA Women’s Olympic Team and Miss America 2009 Katie Stam-Irk.

This prestigious group of judges will have a daunting, but exciting, task of evaluating the contestants from preliminaries through the final night of competition. The final night will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 12, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Could the new Miss America be from your state? Stay tuned and program those DVRs!

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2 thoughts on “Miss America 2013 Judges Announced

  1. It was brought to my attention and I can’t say that I disagree that Katie Stam isn’t far enough removed from the pageant planet to help pick the next Miss America? She was crowned right around 4 years ago, and then spent one full year traveling to every major pageant event speaking with pageant directors, girls (who may be reigning state queens right now)…

    I’m not saying that Katie can’t choose a girl devoid of emotion or favoritism but I AM saying that her presence on the panel could bread serious controversy.

  2. Katie Stam Irk will be a wonderful judge for Miss America 2013. Whether she’s been out for two years or thirty, it wouldn’t matter at all. The Miss Anerica Organization believes in her, as well as many others. Congratulations Katie!

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