Pageant queens, get ready: Ciara wants to see you 1, 2 step—or demonstrate whatever it is your talent may be!
That's because the newlywed Grammy winner is going to be a judge at the 2017 Miss America Competition, the Miss America Organization announced Wednesday. Ciara is the final member of the panel, which consists of her, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actresses Laura Marano and Sara Foster and singer Cole Swindell.
(Entertainment Weekly was first to report Ciara would be a judge for the 2017 Miss America Competition.)
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The Bachelor's Chris Harrison is returning to host the 96th annual Miss America pageant and will be joined by ESPN anchor Sage Steele. We'll definitely be tuning in, and it will be interesting to see Ciara put her critic's hat on. The multi-hyphenate mother of one wears many hats herself—she's a singer, actress, dancer, model, host and producer, just to name a few. She'll be taking her place at the judges panel just two months after her beautiful "I do's" to NFL hunk Russell Wilson.
Earlier this year, Ciara told E! News she feels "blessed" to be where she is both personally and professionally. Something tells us she'll do her best as a Miss America judge to share her good fortune and wisdom with the talented women competing for this year's crown!
The 2017 Miss America Competition will air live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 11 on ABC.