Cheryl Burke on Caitlyn Jenner: She Would Be an 'Amazing' Miss USA Pageant Judge

by Raphael Chestang 5:11 PM PDT, June 24, 2015
Playing Cheryl Burke on Caitlyn Jenner: She Would Be an 'Amazing' Miss USA Pageant Judge

Caitlyn Jenner isn't confirmed to judge the Miss USA Pageant July 12 on NBC, but co-host Cheryl Burke is hoping to persuade her.

"I think Caitlyn Jenner would be an amazing judge," Burke told ET. "I think she's so empowering. A lot of people look up to her."

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Jenner was given an open invitation to sit on the pageant's judges' panel, and Burke feels that the 65-year-old's inspiring story would be a good fit with the event.

"Because I have been bullied and attacked about my body, body image has always been an issue for me," Burke said. "You don't have to be a size zero to be beautiful. You have to embrace your body, whether it's curvy or whatever you may be. You have to embrace who you are. Beauty comes from the inside not out."

Jenner has also been mentioned as a possible Dancing With the Stars contestant, which Burke is all for.

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"I think Caitlyn would be amazing on DWTS," Burke said. "The whole family has basically done it. I danced with Rob. Kim did it a few seasons ago. Caitlyn and Tony Dovolani would look great together, or actually Caitlyn and Val [Chmerkovskiy]."

The Miss USA Pageant airs July 12 on NBC.