The judges for this year’s Miss America preliminary competition was announced Monday by the Miss America Organization and dick clark productions.
The panel includes:
- Carolyn Conrad, an entertainment lawyer
- Karen Knuston, the Global Government Affairs and Policy leader for Baker Hughes
- Kate Bennett, a White House reporter for CNN
- Patrick Rush, Casting Director
- Rusty Joiner, an American male fashion model, fitness model and actor
- Susan Perkins Botsford, Miss America 1978
- Vivian Nixon, an entrepreneurial artist, producer, director, choreographer, dancer and actress
During the competition, the 15 semi finalists will be chosen, which will be announced during the live broadcast of the finals night, which airs live on September 10 on ABC. The preliminary competition will take place between September 6 to 8.