The judges for the upcoming 2013 Miss America Pageant has been announced!
Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney will be joined by Dancing with the Stars‘ Cheryl Burke, Entrepreneur and star of Shark Tank Daymond John, former ET host Mary Hart, Good Morning America meterologist Sam Champion, fashion designer Bradley Bayou, and Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Irk
The judges were chosen for their expertise in one of the areas the young women are expected to exemplify: intelligence, talent, leadership, commitment to community, and a “modern” sense of style and fashion.
Sitting alongside Sam Champion on the judge’s panel will be fashion industry leader Bradley Bayou, professional dancer Cheryl Burke, former “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart, ABC’s “Shark Tank” star Raymond John, 2011 World Vault Champion McKayla Maroney, and Miss America 2009, Katie Stem Irk.
This team of judges will work together to evaluate each contestant from the preliminary rounds until the final night of competition, which airs live on ABC from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET