Over the past few weeks Olympian Gabby Douglas has had to deal with major opposition. She’s been ridiculed for everything from her hair to being called “unpatriotic”, and anything else petty you can think of.
Luckily, her talent will always overshadow any scrutiny that she’ll face. Along with actress Laura Marano, they have been added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition.
According to Fox News the officials:
The two will join NBA team owner and businessman Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.
Douglas was the first all-around Olympic gold medalist in U.S. history to earn a spot on a second Olympic team. She also is one of two American gymnasts to win gold medals in back-to-back Olympics.
Marano played Ally in the Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” show and will release a new album this year.
The pageant finale will be broadcast live from Atlantic City on ABC on Sept. 11, hosted by Chris Harrison and Sage Steele.