Olympian McKayla Maroney to Be Unimpressed by Miss America Contestants


McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the talent, bikini, or evening wear portions of your pageant, Miss America. Just kidding! She might be! She is going to judge the ever-loving s**t out of you, though, on on January 12, when the Olympic gymnastic champion and top meme of 2012 takes on judging duties at the 2013 Miss America Pageant/Competition/Scholarship Program/Girls in Sparkly Bikinis Event.

Ms. Maroney will be joined by eight other judges at this year’s Las Vegas-based event, including Dancing with the StarsCheryl Burke, Oprah Winfrey “glam squad” fashion guru and amazing-name-haver Bradley Bayou, weatherman Sam Champion, Entertainment Tonight‘s Mary Hart, Shark Tank star Daymond John, and 2009’s Miss America, Katie Stam Irk. The judges were announced live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America—the same program where Champion tells you whether or not to wear a jacket!

For those somehow completely in the dark on what the Miss America pageant is all about, let’s break it down: according to the organization, the program “exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community”, while also providing “a forum for today’s young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year.” So, a lot of spray-tanned girls waltzing around on stage in bikinis, sparkly things, and business suits talking about all the things they do and attempting to achieve relatable intelligence. Also those bikinis seem to be popular. We’re sure, though, with all the silver and gold medals Maroney’s used to, she may be a wee bit underwhelmed by what she sees—thank goodness there are judges that are way easier to impress also on the panel.

This year’s sparkly queen of America will be chosen in a live broadcast on ABC, January 12, 2013 at 9PM ET. Are you going to to tune in? Let us know in the comments!

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