- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - NBA team owner and businessman Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes will serve as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition.

Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks and several business ventures.

Foster is featured on VH1’s “Barely Famous.”

Swindell is a Platinum-selling country music performer whose singles include “Chillin’ It.”

Hawkes was crowned Miss America 1985.

The pageant finale will be broadcast live from Atlantic City on ABC on Sunday Sept. 11, hosted by Chris Harrison and Sage Steele.

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