Gabby Douglas Will Judge the Atlantic City Miss America Pageant
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas will judge the 2017 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City next month.
Douglas, the first woman of color to score gold individually in Olympic gymnastics (she took gold in London in 2012), is one of three recently announced guest judges. Laura Marano, a Disney Channel actress, and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban will join her.
Douglas and teammate Aly Raisman became the first American gymnasts to win gold medals in two team competitions after wins in London and Rio this month. Despite her knockout performances, Douglas received some arguably unwarranted backlash on social media after she didn’t place her hand on her heart during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The Miss American Pageant will kick off on September 6th at Boardwalk Hall. Douglas will judge the final round of the competition on September 11th.
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