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!