The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that television and recording star Zendaya will be a judge on the 2016 Miss America Competition. She joins previously announced celebrity judges including country star Brett Eldredge, author and wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle, entrepreneur and businessman of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist, Amy Purdy.
“It’s great to be part of a show that celebrates women who are in college or graduated, and striving to make the world a better place through their chosen platform, ranging from domestic violence and bullying to cancer research and female empowerment, while also embracing beauty and fashion,” said Zendaya. “I remember watching Miss America as a kid so it’s an honor to help celebrate the 95th anniversary of the competition and to help select the next Miss America.”
The 2016 Miss America Competition returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall onSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.