PORTLAND, Maine — The names of the judges for the 2010 Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant have been released and include a familiar name to many. F. Lee Bailey, renowned attorney in the O.J. Simpson trial and the Boston Strangler case, will be one of the five judges who will decide the next Miss Maine.
Bailey has a home in Bath and operates a general law practice in Florida. Joining him on the panel is: Robert Loy, a talent expert from Florida who has been a Miss America volunteer for 27 years; Mignon Merchant Ball, a former Miss Oklahoma who won a non-finalist talent award at her Miss America competition; Daphne Cochran Kessler, Miss Kentucky 1980, travels extensively to speak out about learning disabilities; and David Holmes, who works for a French investment bank and participates in community outreach programs and charities of New York City.
The judges will be evaluating contestants on five criteria: Private interview, talent, swimsuit and fitness, evening gown, and on-stage question. The 2010 Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant takes place at the Crooker Theater in Brunswick on June 18 and 19.
Miss Maine is the official state preliminary of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. For more information on the Miss Maine Scholarship Program, go to www.missmaine.org.