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Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will join the judges panel for the Miss America 2017competition, the organization announced exclusively to USA TODAY Monday.

Fresh from a winning performance with the Final Five women of the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team in Rio, Douglas will head to Atlantic City for the final round of competition, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, Sept. 11 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

“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 told USA TODAY in a statement. “The contestants are a great example of strong women across the USA and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!”

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