The panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of theÂ 2017 Miss America CompetitionÂ have been announced.
The diverse group of judges include David SinczenkoÂ (Founder and CEO of Galvanized Media),Â Deanna SillerÂ (Partner and Global Strategy Leader at Gensler),Â Debbie Bryant BergeÂ (Miss America 1966),Â Jennifer CaudleÂ (nationally-recognized family physician),Â Katherine Bailess (VH1’sÂ Hit the Floor), Nicole Lapin (The CW’sÂ Hatched), andÂ Rob Bowman. TheyÂ will select the top 15 finalists competing for the title of Miss America 2017 during the preliminary week of competition on September 5th â€“ 8th in Atlantic City, NJ.
The judges will use their expertise in their respective fields to evaluate these young women and their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service.
The final round of theÂ 2017 Miss America CompetitionÂ airs on Sunday, September 11th @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC. The live show will feature judgesÂ Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster (VH1â€™s â€œBarely Famousâ€), singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.Â Chris Harrison (ABCâ€™s â€œThe Bachelorâ€ and â€œWho Wants To Be A Millionaireâ€) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABCâ€™s and ESPNâ€™s â€œNBA Countdownâ€) joining as co-host.