Miss America Pageant Judges to Include Mark Cuban, Sara Foster

Singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes also will be on the panel for the Sept. 11 event.
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Mark Cuban, Sara Foster

Mark Cuban is among the famous faces who will be judging the 2017 Miss America pageant.

The Miss America Organization, Dick Clark Productions and ABC said Monday that the Shark Tank star will be joined by actress Sara Foster (VH1's Barely Famous), singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as judges for the Sept. 11 event.

Additional judges will be announced in the coming weeks.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC's The Bachelor) is returning as host, with Sage Steele (ABC and ESPN's NBA Countdown) joining as co-host.

The Miss America pageant is scheduled to air live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall at 9-11 p.m. ET (tape-delayed PT) on Sunday, Sept. 11, on ABC.

DCP and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the pageant.