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Kris Jenner on panel of Miss America judges

TV Personality Kris Jenner arrives at an event at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Dec. 7, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

(CBS/AP) Kris Jenner, mother of the Kardashian brood, will be on  a panel of seven judges picking next year's Miss America winner.

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The star of E!'s reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will join "Meet the Parents" actress Teri Polo and ABC's lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer on the panel announced Wednesday.

Also judging the pageant will be "Dancing With the Stars" dancer Mark Ballas, "The Bachelor" executive producer Mike Fleiss, "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" host Chris Powell and Raul de Molina, a former photographer and host of Univision entertainment news show "El Gordo y la Flaca."

The judges will interview the state contestants and judge them in preliminary competitions during the week leading up to the pageant, eventually picking a winner based on looks, talent and interviewing skills.

The pageant will be hosted by "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison, who's at the start of a two-year hosting deal.

The pageant's finals are scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will air live on ABC.

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