(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) — Gabby Douglas is going from being judged on her performance, to being a judge herself. The Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast has signed on as one of the celebrity judges in the 2017 Miss America pageant.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Douglas will join an all-star panel of judges that includes singer-actress Laura Marano.
“Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am excited to have the opportunity to judge the competition this year,” Douglas says in a statement from the Miss America organization. “The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent.”
The 2017 Miss America competition will air live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Sunday, September 11 on ABC.
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