Walt Willey to host beauty pageant!
All My Children’s Walt Willey, who plays Jackson Montgomery has a tough road ahead of him. No, I’m not talking about the ups and downs of romancing Erica Kane, Pine Valley’s queen diva. Walt will host the *Miss *Mrs US Beauties Pageant Finals on Sunday, March 16, 2008. And even though he won’t judge the contestants he will be asking them questions throughout the event – which means he’ll be semi-responsible for how the judges rate the contestants.
The *Miss *Mrs US Beauties pageant has two categories: Miss and Mrs (the Teen and Ms categories are help separately). The pageant celebrates women of all ages; many of the contestants have gone on to other successful careers after winning their national title. The US Beauties system prides itself on positive competition and helping women increase their self esteem.
This isn't the first time Walt Willey has signed on for a hosting gig in addition to his duties with AMC. He has played co-host to Kelly Ripa, ex-Hayley, AMC on "Live with Regis and Kelly", he also co-hosted the 20th Daytime Emmy Awards with Susan Lucci. Walt also co-hosted the Ford Supermodel of the World awards show in 1992 and 1993 (with Beverly Johnson and Rachel Hunter). He has also hosted several charity fundraisers and even created the 'Willey World Endowment Fund', which benefits children's charities.