Poise Counts: Cole Swindell to Serve as Celebrity Judge for 2017 Miss America Competition

“Now if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times: poise counts! It’s just as important as the others. Swimsuit! Evening wear! Talent! POISE!”—Cosmo Kramer

When the 2017 Miss America pageant rolls around on Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlantic City, Cole Swindell would be remiss not to bear in minds the words of Seinfeld‘s Cosmo Kramer.

Cole has been selected as one of the celebrity judges for the event, following in the country footsteps of Brett Eldredge, who served as a Miss America judge last year. Cole will be joined by celebrity judges Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes. Chris Harrison and Sage Steele will serve as co-hosts.

photo courtesy WMG Nashville (with a slight Photoshop addition by Jason Simanek)