A runner-up in the Miss America pageant has landed her own television show. The New York Post reports that the second-place finisher from the 2001 Miss America pageant, Faith Jenkins, will star in a new court show.
Jenkins will host “Judge Faith,” a syndicated show that will debut Sept. 22 and comes from Michael Eisner’s Tornante production company. Trifecta Entertainment is syndicating.
Jenkins, a practicing attorney, has appeared as a legal analyst on all of the top three cable news channels. She was close to signing an on-air deal with MSNBC when the chance to host her own show arose, the story notes.
“We really want to give the cases a more contemporary feel,” Jenkins told the publication. She added she will wear a judge’s robe.
“I’m really active on social media and we want the cases to revolve around that,” she said “We do the bread-and-butter cases, but a lot of them have a twist — like two people who met on Instagram, started dating, got into a dispute over property damage and are now suing each other.”