Miss Washington USA®&
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Past Celebrity Judges

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Atoya Burleson
Atoya Burleson

Atoya was the Big West 100 meter hurdles champion from University of Nevada. She enjoys modeling and TV work through her agency, all about You! and has been featured in Ads for Nike/Microsoft and Premera. She’s married to former Seahawks player, Nate Burleson and they love to spend time with their three children Nathaniel, Nehemiah and Mia Pearl.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Bruno Singh
Bruno Singh

Bruno is an Information Technology executive currently serving as a SVP/CIO of a major Global Media company. He specializes in Developing & Leading high performing teams who provide Timely, Cost Effective technical solutions. He is also an active proponent of Diversity & Leadership Development Programs to promote a well-rounded work force. Bruno currently resides in Southern California and enjoys hiking, cycling & tennis.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Candace Newton
Candace Newton

Executive Producer

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Carl Schway
Carl Schway

Carl is a practicing attorney, specializing in personal injury law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota. Since 1990, Carl has teamed with his wife, Faith, as co-director of the Mrs. Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Georgia-America Pageants.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Cherish Hamutoff
Cherish Hamutoff

Cherish is a Casting Producer for unscripted television. She has cast shows for CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, Oxygen, CNBC, Lifetime, SyFy, Travel Channel and History Channel, as well as casting various development projects. Select credits include the past four seasons of “Big Brother,” “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” and the syndicated game show, “Let’s Ask America.”

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Chris Cashman
Chris Cashman

face and host on UPN 11

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Curt Kruse
Curt Kruse

Curt is the on-air co-host of "Afternoons with Curt & Corine" on one of Seattle's hottest stations KPLZ-FM / Star 101.5

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Dan Caldwell
Dan Caldwell

Dan is the Co-Founder and President of TapouT, started in 1997 by he and a partner. He's been featured on CNN, FOX Business, Bloomberg News, a CNBC Business Special, Tony Robbins Infomercial, Forbes, Inc. magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Caldwell has been acting and producing movies, done a TapouT Reality Show which aired on Versus and hosts TapouT Radio on SiriusXM. He owns and operates several businesses, Caldwell and Taylor Realty, a Nutrition store, and a private investment group. A Southern California resident, and proud father of 3, Caldwell now Speaks to thousands every year telling his Amazing Story and traveling around the World doing Business!

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Dana Daurey
Dana Daurey

Dana was a major recurring Guest Star on NBC's "Providence" as Heather Tupperman and most recently appeared in the feature film "Bewitched"

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Dana Frank
Dana Frank

25 years ago, Dana became the Managing Partner of her family run real estate firm Frank Enterprises with prime properties in Washington and Arizona. In 2006, Dana and her mother, Theresa Frank – both former models, launched a line of accessories which quickly became a favorite of celebrities. Dana is a generous philanthropist and honored her UNCLE – Quincy Jones – for the grand opening ceremonies for the first African American Museum in Seattle.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Danny Putnam
Danny Putnam

Fashion clothing buyer for MACY'S NW

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Dawn Robinson
Dawn Robinson

Dawn sold over 20 million records, won 12 MTV video music awards, 2 Grammy nominations plus much more as the lead singer of EnVogue.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Dr. Robb Akridge
Dr. Robb Akridge

Robb Akridge, PhD, is co-founder of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, makers of the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System and Opal Sonic Infusion System. His mission is to develop technologically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care, health and beauty. Dr. Robb is Senior Vice President and Global General Manager of Clarisonic. He is responsible for the global expansion of the Clarisonic brand as well as new product development and international marketing. 
Dr. Robb received his PhD in Immunology from Texas A&M University and has spent over 25 years in medical and global health research.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Dustin-Leigh Seltzer
Dustin-Leigh Seltzer

Dustin-Leigh was Miss California 2005 and went on to compete in season 10 (2006) and the All Stars season (2007) of CBS's Award Winning Reality Show "The Amazing Race". She competed with her partner Kandice (former Miss NY). The two were known as the "Beauty Queens" and placed higher than any other all-female team in the history of the Race.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Gillian Sheldon
Gillian Sheldon

Gillian began her career in local news in Seattle, before heading to LA to work for Warner Bros. to launch the syndicated program “Celebrity Justice” with co-Executive Producer Harvey Levin. Following “CJ,” Gillian was one of the original creators of TMZ.com and the TMZ TV show. She then ran several digital properties for WB's Telepictures Productions, including ExtraTV.com and the site for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In addition, she managed the social presence and personal blogs of celebrities including Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Britney Spears and Nicole Richie. Currently, Gillian serves as the Supervising Producer for Digital at Sony Pictures Entertainment for “The Queen Latifah Show”.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Greg Copeland
Greg Copeland

Greg is the morning news anchor M-F for NWCN.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Heather Gray
Heather Gray

Heather started her career in 1997 as a producer on the show, Divorce Court and later became Supervising Producer on The Tyra Banks Show. She then moved into the development world and brought in reality projects for Endemol USA, who created Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Wipeout and many more. Later she joined the CBS show, The Talk and is now the Co-Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated daytime talk show.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Holly McCormack
Holly McCormack

West Coast - director of promotions for EMI records

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: James Sun
James Sun

CEO and founder of Zoodango.com which is an online social networking site for professionals. James may be best known for being one of the last two finalists on the hit show “The Apprentice” (2007) and has become an inspirational speaker worldwide.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos

Based out of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in WA, and in his 16th season, Jason has been fighting fires for nearly 26 years, from structural fires in Riverside County, CA, to wildland firefighting across the West. He also founded Product Research Gear to offer insight, design advice, reviews and marketing ideas for professional and outdoor retailers. Be sure to check out Jason’s best-seller to be, “Smokejumper: A Memoir,” and a movie to come later!

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Jennifer Murphy
Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer, Miss Oregon USA 2004 and a top ten finalist at Miss USA, is second to the oldest of twelve children. An actress, public speaker and entrepreneur, Jennifer founded Go Girl! (www.gogirl.me), a company who's mission is to empower women through seminars, film, music, and publications. With a background in business, Jennifer was chosen out of over 1 million applicants to appear as a contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump. Her first feature film "Killer Movie" premiered earlier this year at the Tribecca Film Festival in New York. She has a lead role in the action film, "Dangerous Ground" with additional films on the way.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

As a 25 year veteran of the music industry, Jim is urrently involved in recording artist management. He has an extensive background in sales, promotion and marketing of recorded and live music. Jim has worked for major labels that include RCA, A&M and, most recently, Warner Bros. Records as well as Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Jim Castillo
Jim Castillo

Winner of 4 Emmys, 2 AP Awards and a Golden Mic, meteorologist Jim Castillo anchors the weather weekday mornings on the ABC affiliate, KOMO 4. You can also hear him on KOMO 1000 AM, Star 101.5 with Kent & Alan, and KMPS. Jim has had several roles in major motion pictures including “Leap of Faith”, “Blink”, “With Honors” and “Duplex”!

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: John Rubino
John Rubino

John is president of GreenRubino, one of the Northwest’s most successful & respected agencies. As a recognized marketing leader, John serves top regional, national and international clients including Microsoft, Columbia Bank, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and many more.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Julie Sun
Julie Sun

Julie started her career in television as an international business TV host and producer for DirecTV and ArirangTV. She had a successful career as a consultant for KPMG and Credit Suisse First Boston in Asia. She is currently the director of Asia for Cornell University. Her community involvements include Celebrate Asia of the Seattle Symphony and PTA at her children's school.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni

Justin starred on WB's "Everwood" as Reid Bardem. You may have recently seen him on NBC's "Heroes".

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Keeley Kaukimoce
Keeley Kaukimoce

Keeley "Lockn'Key" Kaukimoce discovered her passion for singing, performing, and street dance at age 10. Keeley is a member of the award winning dance group Groovaloos with success in shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, The Wayne Brady Show, Ellen and winners on NBC's Superstars of Dance to name a few. Her dance career has allowed her to do a variety of work, including Wrigley's, Pepsi, Legally Blonde, You Got Served, Go For It and Honey 2. She is also a member for the all female dance crew TheBeatFreaks who were runners-up in the popular MTV Show "America's Best Dance Crew" who continues to inspire women to fulfill their passions as they travel, teach and perform.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Kimberly Pressler
Kimberly Pressler

Miss USA 1999 and has hosted shows on NBC, MTV, E! TV and much more!

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Lawyer Milloy
Lawyer Milloy

Born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Tacoma, WA, Lawyer went to Lincoln High School. He played for the University of Washington football team and became a Unanimous All-American & Hall Of Famer. He’s a 15 year retired veteran from the NFL including the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons & the Seattle Seahawks. Lawyer was a 4x Pro Bowler, 3x All Pro, and Super Bowl XXXVI Champ.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Lori Anderson
Lori Anderson

Lori has worked in the music industry for 30 years, beginning as a Music Director at KZOK in Seattle. She represented Epic Records as the Regional Promotions Manager and A&M Records as VP of Pop Promotion. She is currently the Sr. VP of Promotion for NY based Wind-up Records.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Marc Anthony Nicolas
Marc Anthony Nicolas

Marc Anthony Nicolas is ranked #1 in the list of the “75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2016.” He is an Emmy award-winning producer for “The Talk” on CBS and began his career at “The Tyra Banks Show.” Marc Anthony is the host of the celebrity talk show called “The On Your Marc Show.” He has interviewed Hollywood stars such as Sharon Osbourne, Lance Bass, Olivia Newton-John, Vivica A. Fox and many more. This year, he's received the Emmy award for his work on“The Talk” and named “TV Producer of the Year" by the Filipino American Press Club of California.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Marika Siewert
Marika Siewert

MARIKA is a professional Top 40 Recording artist, international songwriter and CEO of Emerton Records. With numerous film and TV credits including America's Next top Model, MTV, and the Lifetime Network, MARIKA is also a Radio Music Award Nominee as well as Women of Excellence cultural award winner. Marika has had 2 top 5 singles on the Top 40 Charts in Canada, and she is releasing her brand new album UNSTOPPABLE this fall. She is also a wife and mom of 3, and heads up Siewert Entertainment Group - a talent agency with her husband Stacy. Her passion is to encourage, empower and equip people in the direction of their dreams and goals, with a special focus in the entertainment industry.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Matthew Kingsley
Matthew Kingsley

Founder of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC and as President & CEO, he’s helped position 3 Kings Entertainment as one of the fastest growing talent representation firms in the broadcasting industry and now represents news anchors and reporters, sports talent (athletes and broadcasters), correspondents, weathercasters and hosts in news, sports and entertainment. Negotiated contracts include Fox News Channel, CNN, ESPN, E!, & MTV to name a few.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Megan Munroe
Megan Munroe

A previous Miss Washington Teen USA who placed in the Top 10 at MISS TEEN USA, Megan has been an actress, model, singer-songwriter, and author, all under the age of 30. She co-starred in WB’s TV show Everwood, she had a nationally published book in support of “The Nice Girls Movement”, and she’s released 3 country albums including “One More Broken String”. She was featured in Country Weekly and invited to play at Nashville's famous The Bluebird (twice). Megan is currently the Associate Editor of Snohomish County Magazine and is happily embracing her additional roles as wife and mother to two adorable kids.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Mike Costache
Mike Costache

Mike spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur, investment banker, author, motivational speaker, university professor, angel investor and as a pro-bono fundraiser for numerous non-profits, including Pepperdine University, UNICEF, United Way, H.R.H. Crown Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation and Blue Heron Foundation. Mike is the founder and Chief Giving Officer of GeniusGiver, an online fundraising platform for charities. Mike holds degrees in economics and negotiations from Pepperdine University and Harvard. Since 2009, Mike has served as President of the Miss Universe Romania Organization.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Mike Murad
Mike Murad

Mike, an Award-winning journalist is the morning anchor at KOIN-TV in Portland. He has worked his entire career in the Northwest, which started in Coos Bay, Oregon back in 1998. Since then he's worked at a total of seven stations, in six cities and three states. Mike was the co-host of the Miss Idaho USA Pageant in 2012 and 2013 when he was an evening anchor in Boise. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a Bachelor's degree in English from UCLA and a Master's degree in Radio and TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University. In his spare time, Mike enjoys watching or playing sports, and volunteers his time as a youth soccer referee.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: MJ McDermott
MJ McDermott

M.J. is the morning meteorologist for Q13 FOX News in Seattle. She has a degree in Theatre from the University of Maryland and a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. She is a multiple Emmy nominee and winner. She has just published her first book, The Improv, a novel based on her experience as a college actor.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Mkristo Bruce
Mkristo Bruce

Born and raised in Renton, WA, Mkristo followed his dreams to play football and graduate from Washington State University. He then went on to play in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mkristo is now working at Brotherton Cadillac in Renton where he is the Sales Manager. He’s happily married to the amazing Evelyn Bruce and they love spending time with their two beautiful kids, Mkristo and Grace. They also enjoy being involved with their community. Washington is the best state! GO COUGS!!

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Natasha Curry
Natasha Curry

Natasha is a TV host, news anchor and radio personality. She's anchored and reported for TV stations across the nation, but best known for her work hosting Weekend Express with Natasha Curry on Headline News. The former Miss WA USA won swimsuit and placed Top 10 at Miss USA. Most recently you may have seen her guest co-hosting on shows like Access Hollywood Live and Dish Nation.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Nick Spano
Nick Spano

Nick was a series regular on Disney's "Even Stevens". He recently directed a film starring Paris Hilton and now has a recurring role on Lifetime's "Strong Medicine"

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Nina Baldwin
Nina Baldwin

Nina is the Chief Operating Officer for Pallino Restaurants. She is also the author of "Helping Women Succeed In Business". In addition, she enjoys her time as a speaker and business coach.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon

Film Director

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Randy Spelling
Randy Spelling

Randy is the son of Aaron Spelling, and starred in the daytime soap “Sunset Beach” and appeared in feature films and shows including “Malibu Shores”, “Charmed”, and “Beverly Hills 90210”. Later, he took a break from acting to work in the music industry and ran an Independent record label, Spellbound Records, which released several albums with artists across multiple genres. Today, Randy runs his life coaching and wellness company, Being in Flow.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Robb Dorf
Robb Dorf

Robb is the Founder and CEO of PureFit Inc., the maker of the first gluten-free high protein nutrition bar. His vision, since 2001, has been to revolution the nutrition bar industry. PureFit now has a complete line of NON-GMO, high protein, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher nutrition bars that pack 18 grams of protein. He is responsible for over-seeing sales and marketing into 15 countries, and focuses on growing the PureFit brand. He was on the cross country and track teams for four years at Arizona State University and graduated in 1991 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. Robb enjoys mountain and road biking and practices yoga weekly.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Rose Dennis
Rose Dennis

Rose has been the Public Relations Manager since 2002 for award winning Seattle Fashion Designer Luly Yang and Luly Yang Couture. She was Co-Producer of ‘The Look’, which was a fashion designer reality show that aired on KING 5 TV's Evening Magazine. She is also a contributing writer covering Fashion for the Bellevue Reporter along with writing a monthly column in Scene titled ‘In Good Company’, which covers philanthropic fundraising events in both Seattle and on the Eastside.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Sammy Maloof
Sammy Maloof

Top Hollywood Stuntman

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Sandra Colton
Sandra Colton

Sandra has been/is seen on MTV, CBS, HBO, “MadTV”, “Bring it On”, “All or Nothing” and much more. She has been the winner of CBS's “Star Search” and was a finalist on FOX's “So You Think You Can Dance”. Sandra is a former Laker Girl and has an album out titled “Just Dance”.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Scott Milligan
Scott Milligan

A Top International Male Model

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Shelly Cano Kurtz
Shelly Cano Kurtz

Shelly is an award-winning NBCUniversal executive responsible for creating marketing, distribution and communication strategies for a portfolio of over 30 global television networks as part of the International Media Distribution division. Kurtz has been an active community volunteer with several non-profits and initiatives including Coats for Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, Team Up for Nonprofits, and SoMuchGoodMusic (which promotes independent artists).

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Stephen Salamunovich
Stephen Salamunovich

As a top casting director, Stephen has worked with Academy Award winning directors and has over two thousand TV credits including “Simon & Simon”, “Ferris Bueller”, “In Living Color”, etc. with many current projects today. Stephen was the recipient of a 2005 Artios Award (casting’s highest honor bestowed by his peers in the Casting Society of America).

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Tami Farrell
Tami Farrell

Tami raised just over $21 million dollars during her reign as MISS TEEN USA 2003 for American Heart Association, The Sparrow Club and much more.

Miss Washington USA Past Celebrity Contestant: Tyler Hoechlin
Tyler Hoechlin

Starred in "Road to Perdition" with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. He plays as Martin Brewer on 7th Heaven and stars in the feature film "The Final Season" with Sam Elliott and Sean Astin. Tyler photographed here with Jasmine Jorgensen, Miss Washington Teen USA 2003.