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CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

THOMAS RHETT, MOLLY SIMS, JORDIN SPARKS
AND JESS CAGLE JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR
THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
LIVE ON ABC

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Live Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

Atlantic City, NJ (August 15, 2017) – The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition”; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. Additional celebrity judges to be announced in the coming weeks. The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during the “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” which will air live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The Miss America Competition showcases the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

“I’m so excited to be a judge at this year’s competition and am happy to participate alongside an organization that is an advocate for women’s education,” said Molly Sims. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the young women who have come this far and hearing more about them and their interests!”

“I am honored to participate as a judge for the Miss America Competition this year,” said Jordin Sparks. “I understand the pressure that a competition brings and I’m lucky it’s given me the unique perspective on the hard work that the contestants have to put in to get to this point. No doubt they are all strong women and I look forward to hearing the platforms they represent.”

Grammy nominated and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett is set to debut his third album LIFE CHANGES on September 8. It is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with songs that stretch his sound to new limits, with its lead single “Craving You” quickly skyrocketing to No. 1. LIFE CHANGES follows the release of his sophomore effort TANGLED UP DELUXE, which tapped into something widespread and universal earning major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. Thomas Rhett has proved to have a “commanding stage presence” (Rolling Stone) as he continues on his “energetic and dance worthy” (Hits Daily Double) first headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR.

Molly Sims is recognized for her work as an actress, model, humanitarian and author. She is often noted for her savvy sense of style and fashion, which she showcases on her blog, MollySims.com. Most recently, Molly teamed up with Awestruck to launch “The Molly Sims YouTube channel” which serves as an extension of her existing digital platforms. Sims released her first book, “The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple” in January 2015, which was a New York Times best seller. She will release her second book, “Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home,” later this year on October 10th.  She recently guest starred on the TBS show “Men At Work” and played the manipulative Delinda Deline for 5 seasons on NBC’s hit television series, “Las Vegas.” In addition to her successful television career, Molly has also appeared on the silver screen in feature films including “Yes Man,” “Fired Up,” “The Benchwarmers” and “Starsky & Hutch.” Molly’s acting career began to soar after she landed the coveted role as host on MTV’s House of Style. In addition to her contract with MTV at the time, Sims gained even more recognition after signing an exclusive, multi-year contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. Furthermore, she gained even more attention as the ultimate celebrity icon from her Old Navy commercials and, of course, her sultry images in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four years consecutively. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for CoverGirl, Jimmy Choo, Old Navy, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, M&Ms, Nautica, Armani, Chanel and H&M. As a philanthropist, Sims works closely with Baby2Baby and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Jordin Sparks is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter and actress who, in one of the show’s highest rated seasons, garnered worldwide attention as winner of season six American Idol.  Sparks popular singles have sold over 10 million digital tracks in the US.  Sparks is also a gifted songwriter. Arianna Grande’s smash single, “The Way,” was co-written by Sparks and earned her a BMI songwriting award. She has toured with superstars Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, New Kids on The Block and the Backstreet Boys, as well as headlined her own tour.  She has also lent her voice to recordings for films such as Disney’s African Cats, Beauty and the Beast and Best Man Holiday. After Sparks Battlefield tour, she headed straight to The Great White Way and starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, In the Heights. She made her film debut playing the lead role in the SONY Pictures film, Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston. Her next film, GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD, is scheduled for release early 2018.  Jordin’s positive body image, message and success has impacted people worldwide. She considers philanthropy an integral part of her life and was recently profiled by CNN Heroes and Dress for Success for her work through her own charity, The M.A.D. (Making A Difference) Girls. Today she is considered a social media influencer due to her impressive social media following.  She has successfully transitioned into network broadcasting hosting/co-hosting on some of television’s most iconic programs such as NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s The View, CBS’ The Talk, PBS’ Great Performances (with John Lithgow) amongst others. She is currently working on her untitled fourth album.

Jess Cagle is Editor in Chief of PEOPLE and Editorial Director of Time Inc.’s Style and Entertainment Group, which includes PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, PeopleStyle, People en Espanol and Essence. Cagle oversees editorial content across print, digital, social and video—reaching a combined audience of more than 150 million. He is also host of The Jess Cagle Interview; a video series featuring his interviews with major stars, which airs on all platforms of PEOPLE and EW. He is a regular co-host on ABC’s Academy Awards red-carpet pre-show, and makes frequent appearances on Good Morning America, Today and many entertainment news programs. Under Cagle’s leadership, PEOPLE has moved aggressively into television programming, which includes PEOPLE Magazine Investigates, the hit true-crime show on Investigation Discovery; PEOPLE Icons, a series of ABC primetime specials; and The Story of Diana, a two-night television event on Princess Diana, which aired in 2017 on ABC. Digital and video brand extensions include PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), a streaming network with original programming based on the brands’ features and franchises; PEOPLE Now, a daily live half-hour show on PEOPLE.com; and Red Carpet Live, a series of live-streaming specials during awards season. From 2009-2014 Cagle served as Editor in Chief of Entertainment Weekly, where he increased EW’s audience and presence in Hollywood, transformed EW.com into a 24/7 breaking news site, and launched the Entertainment Weekly Radio channel on SiriusXM. During his career, Cagle has interviewed every major celebrity and has secured numerous exclusives and interviews from the biggest names in Hollywood. Jess Cagle lives in New York.  He was born in Texas and is a graduate of Baylor University.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host.

Voting is still open to the public for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The public can vote atmissamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00pm ET and the chosen contestant will be announced during the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel. It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamerica
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamerica
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Snapchat: MissAmerica
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Cheat Tweet: .@ThomasRhett, @MrJessCagle, @MollyBSims & @JordinSparks are four of this year’s @MissAmerica judges: http://dickclark.news/MissAJudges #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visithttp://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/

For more information on the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Christy Stucker, Mrs. U.S. Globe 2005

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Christy Stucker, Mrs. U.S. Globe 2005

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  1. Intro by Debra Kennedy
  2. Opening Notes (with co-host Grunti Grunthausen, Wisconsin’s only licensed troll)
  3. Discussion of week in Pageants on Television (Las Vegas, Smallville, Pageant Place)
  4. Interview with Christy Stucker, Mrs. U.S. Globe 2005
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  6. PROMO: Boston Behind the Scenes
  7. PODSAFE MUSIC: I Want Your Love by Little Horse
  8. Interview with Christy Stucker, Mrs. U.S. Globe 2005
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  10. Miss International Results
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Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017

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Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017

  • Interview with Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017

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‘AMERICA’S CHOICE’ VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Live Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

Voting Instructions
Voting Instructions

Atlantic City, NJ (August 8, 2017) –  The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that voting is now open for the “America’s Choice” contestant.  America will once again help a contestant advance to the Top 15 at “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” airing live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamericaand are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5th at 9pm ET, and the chosen contestant will be announced during “The 2018 Miss America Competition” live broadcast with the Top 15.

The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges’ selection.

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host. The panel of celebrity judges for “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.

The celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions.  These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service as they compete for the title of Miss America 2018.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamerica
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamerica
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Snapchat: MissAmerica
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Cheat Tweet: America’s Choice voting is now open for the 97th #MissAmerica Competition: dickclark.news/VoteMissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visithttp://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/

For more information on the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

Source: Miss America Organization

‘AMERICA’S CHOICE’ VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST

Nicole Falsone, Ms. United States 2006

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Nicole Falsone, Ms. United States 2006

Interview with Nicole Falsone, Ms. United States 2006

This week’s show:

  1. Opening Notes
  2. Visited Miss Milwaukee Mile
  3. Upcoming Interviews announcements
  4. MySpace Comments
  5. Mark Baars show clip
  6. Pageants on Television
  7. PageantCast Tattler (music: Space Rocks Keep Falling On My Head by
    Away With The Fairys)
  8. Interview with Nicole Falsone, Ms. United States 2006
  9. PSA: America Supports You
  10. Promo: The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
  11. PSA: Girls Go Tech
  12. Interview with Nicole Falsone, Ms. United States 2006
  13. On the Podcast Pickle
  14. Call us with feedback at 206-339-TKPN (Promote your pageant with this telephone line!) or send us e-mail at PageantCast@gmail.com

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Nicole Falsone, Ms. United States 2006

The Miss America Foundation Announces New Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship

Atlantic City, NJ (July 25, 2017) – The Miss America Foundation proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for current and former contestants to pursue their education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications are received annually and recipients are selected from a national pool based on a variety of criteria. The Miss America Foundation is honored to announce its newest scholarship award, The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship.

Dr. Chaudhury Davuluri, lovingly known as “Dr. D,” was a dedicated physician serving several communities across America as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. As a father of two young women — one being a former Miss America and the other a Urologist — Dr. D absolutely loved children, caring for others, and being a mentor. In memory their loving husband and father, the Davuluri Family established a scholarship fund through The Miss America Foundation to help young women pursue their dreams of becoming a physician and serving others.

“Our family was in agreement that it was an organic & meaningful fit to establish a scholarship through the Miss America Foundation,” said Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014. “As it encompasses our father’s life and legacy: service and love for others. Both of which are the fundamental foundations of Miss America and Physicians alike.”

Guidelines for The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship:

The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship will be granted if there are qualified candidates in the Miss America Organization who meet the requirements for grant of scholarship. This scholarship is available to women who have competed within the Miss America system on the Local, State, or National levels from 2007 to present, regardless of whether a title was won. The MAF scholarship committee will review all applications, and the family will award one or more scholarships per year (up to a combined total of $5,000 per year) depending upon the qualifications of the candidates.

A new application must be submitted each year and previous recipients are also eligible to apply.

Applicants will be considered for the award based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, GPA (high school and college/university), class rank, MCAT score, extra-curricular activities, and level of participation within the system. Applicants must also address the following question:

Becoming a physician isn’t solely about your transcripts and MCAT scores. What is something you’ve experienced outside of the classroom that has influenced your decision to become a physician? And through this experience, what have you learned about yourself?

Applications must be received by August 7, 2017, to be considered.

We

encourage all eligible contestants to apply for this generous award as they continue their scholastic endeavors in the medical field! To apply, please click the link below.

Application for The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship.

The Miss America Foundation remains exceedingly grateful to the Davuluri family for their generous support in providing this meaningful scholarship in honor of their father’s legacy.

To establish an endowed scholarship or to support our scholarship program, please call 609-344-1800 or visit MissAmericaFoundation.org/scholarships.

About The Miss America Foundation (MAF)
The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts.About The Miss America Organization (MAO)
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, oversees a national network of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
Don’t forget to get social!
Follow us on Twitter: @MissAmerica & @ MissAmericaOrg
Instagram: @MissAmericaOrg  and
www.Facebook.com/MissAmerica

Source: Miss America Organization

The Miss America Foundation Announces New Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship

Dead On Movie Reviews – August 8, 2017

Originally aired on 8/8/2017

Amid some of the worst technical issues ever with our live programming, we soldier on without a vacationing Coach Mike. Our very special guest panelist, Tracey de Leon, in particular makes it throughout the battle, while Drew retreats. It’s a war out there!

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Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016 – Siria’s passions and platform

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Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016 – Siria’s passions and platform

  • Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016 – About Miss Multiverse discusses her passions and platform

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MISS AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE “PRELIMINARY COMPETITION WEEK” JUDGES FOR THE NON-BROADCAST SEGMENT OF THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Live Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

Atlantic City, NJ (July 31, 2017) – The Miss America Organization and dick clark productions announced today the panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of “The 2018 Miss America Competition.” The diverse group of judges will select the top 15 finalists competing for the title of Miss America 2018 during the preliminary week of competition on September 6th – 8th in Atlantic City, NJ. Airing live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT), “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) to compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

The judges will use their expertise in their respective fields to evaluate the young women and their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service.

The panel of experts will evaluate the 51 contestants’ performances in the following categories: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview, and On-Stage Questions. The preliminary judges are listed below (in alphabetical order by first name):

Carolyn Conrad – Carolyn Conrad is an entertainment lawyer with over a decade of experience representing top talent in the television, motion picture, digital and music fields. Her clients have spanned all facets of the industry – from performers, writers, and producers to on-air personalities and influencers – and include Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy nominees and winners. Hailing from Texas, Conrad moved to Los Angeles for college, where she graduated from UCLA and was an All-American swimmer and three-time game show winner. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, and is involved with Human Rights Watch in Los Angeles and The Bowery Mission and Opening Act in New York.

Karen Knutson – Karen is originally from Alaska but has called Washington, DC home for the last 25 years. Karen is the Global Government Affairs and Policy Leader for Baker Hughes, a GE Company and an attorney with over 30 years of experience in energy policy issues. Prior to working at GE, Karen served in several public policy roles, including Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and the Deputy Assistant to the Vice President of the United States for Domestic Policy. Karen attended law school in North Carolina at Wake Forest University. Her husband, Kent is an executive at Home Depot and she has two wonderful children, Matthew and Ingrid and a slightly bad Labrador named Gunnar.

Kate Bennett – Kate Bennett is a White House reporter for CNN, co-author of CNN Politics COVER/LINE, and co-host of the CNN Politics COVER/LINE podcast. Bennett’s beat includes the Trump family, the first lady, the East Wing of the White House, and the mashup of style, society, and buzz in the nation’s capital. A former magazine and fashion editor, prior to CNN Kate worked for Politico, Independent Journal Review, and Washingtonian, among other outlets. She’s been a lifestyle journalist for almost two decades, chronicling the intersection of people, pop culture, and politics.

Patrick Rush – Patrick Rush’s career started in the Universal Mailroom and from there he found his way into the world of Casting.  His credits include: “Party of Five”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “Everwood”, “The OC, “Chuck”, “Dallas”, “The Astronaut’s Wives Club”, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and its sequel, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circles of Love”.  Most recently, he cast Marvel’s “Runaways” for Hulu and “Gospel of Kevin” for ABC. Patrick has been nominated for 6 Casting Society of America Awards and was the winner for the television mini-series “In Cold Blood”. Patrick is more than honored to be included in the judging of this year’s Miss America Competition.

Rusty Joiner – With an impressive body of work over the past two years, including his critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning performance in the independent feature “Voiceless” – Rusty Joiner has definitely made his way to Hollywood’s “The Ones To Watch” list.  Prior to making the successful transition from modeling to acting, Joiner first gained international recognition as the official Structure Men’s Underwear spokesperson. In addition to campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi’s and Prada, Joiner graced the cover of Mens Fitness Magazine a record twelve times.  His noted film and television roles include: Dodgeball, Amateur Night, Behaving Badly, Resident Evil: Extinction, CSI: Miami, The Closer, Bones, Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives.

Susan Perkins Botsford – Susan Perkins Botsford, representing Ohio, was crowned Miss America-1978. After her year of service as Miss America, Susan was a featured performer on several Miss America telecasts, emceed numerous state pageants, sang professionally and worked as a reporter for the ABC affiliate in San Francisco. Susan has participated in many volunteer activities supporting our veterans, and in 2009 she toured Iraq with two other former Miss Americas. In May of 1979, Susan married Alan Botsford. They have two married children, a son and daughter, and reside in Boston and Cape Cod.

Vivian Nixon – Vivian Nixon is an entrepreneurial artist, producer, director, choreographer, dancer and actress, whose many talents have fueled her versatile career that ranges from the stage and screen, to the studio and production table. She has appeared in shows ranging from television’s Grey’s Anatomy to Broadway’s Hot Feet. Nixon founded 42 Seven Productions with a handful of Broadway, film and television veterans to bring the best of live entertainment and education to cities across the globe (www.42Sevenproductions.com). She is also the Associate Artistic Director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.

Celebrity judges for the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.

Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”) joining as co-host.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamerica
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamerica
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Snapchat: MissAmerica
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/

For more information on the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

SOURCE: Miss America Organization

MISS AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE “PRELIMINARY COMPETITION WEEK” JUDGES FOR THE NON-BROADCAST SEGMENT OF THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION