Back from Rio, Gabby Douglas is ready to take on new responsibilities. The Olympic gymnast will be a judge for the 52 contestants competing at the 2017 Miss America Pageant.
“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,” said Douglas in a statement. “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.”
Gabby joins actress Laura Marano, businessman Mark Cuban, singer-songwriter Cole Swindelll, actress Sara Foster, and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes in the judges panel.
The 2017 Miss America pageant will air live in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 11 on ABC.