Gabby Douglas joins Miss America judges panel

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Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has joined the panel of judges for the 2017 Miss America pageant.

The Miss America Organization, Dick Clark Productions and ABC said Monday that the gymnast will be joined by singer-actress Laura Marano (Disney Channel's Austin & Ally, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip) as judges for the Sept. 11 event.

Douglas won back-to-back gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, one of only two U.S. gymnasts in history to accomplish such a feat.

"Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am excited to have the opportunity to judge the competition this year," Douglas said. "The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent."

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The U.S. women's gymnastics team, from left, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez and Alexandra Raisman greet teammate Simone Biles after her floor routine secured the gold medal in the team competition on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/TNS via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Madison Kocian (L) and Gabrielle Douglas (R) of the United States congratulate after Alexandra Raisman competing on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Alexandra Raisman of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 9, 2016: Lauren Hernandez of the United States performs her floor exercise routine to win the artistic gymnastics women's team final at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, at the Rio Olympic Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: (L to R) Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Alexandra Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas of the United States celebrate winning the gold medal during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
U.S. gymnast Lauren Hernandez competes in the floor exercise on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. women's squad captured the gold medal in the team competition. (Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/TNS via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: (L to R) Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Alexandra Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas of the United States celebrate winning the gold medal during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States looks on during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez (left) of the United States congratulates teammate Alexandra Raisman after her floor routine during the women's team gymnastics final on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The United States women won the event. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Alexandra Raisman of the United States prepares to compete on vault during the women's team gymnastics final on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The United States women won the event. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
US gymnast Alexandra Raisman competes in the Beam event during the women's team final Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas competes in the Uneven Bars event during the women's team final Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez of the United States prepares ro compete on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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Previously announced judges include Sara Foster (VH1's Barely Famous), singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes. 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.

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