Joining the judging panel at the 2017 Miss Plus America Pageant in Dallas this July will be a familiar face —  a former titleholder. 

Chenese Lewis, Miss Plus America 2003, will judge this year’s Miss Plus America Pageant, the 15th anniversary of the pageant system created exclusively for plus size women. 

Lewis made history by being the first to earn the honor of the Miss Plus America title. She went on to be the first MPA Ambassador and the first to receive the MPA Lifetime title.

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