Manny Pacquiao has been burned by judges before.
Now he’ll become one.
The welterweight world champion was named Thursday as one of five judges for the Jan. 25 Miss Universe Pageant, which will occur in Doral, Fla., and be televised by NBC
Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 knockouts) is coming off a six-knockdown unanimous-decision November win over Chris Algieri in China.
He’ll be joined by reality television’s Kristin Cavallari and Lisa Vanderpump, actor William Levy and fashion writer Louise Roe as judges.
Singer Nick Jonas will perform a medley during the pageant, a venture overseen by Donald Trump, who has previously staged and promoted boxing events.
Pacquiao’s promoter is currently in negotiations to stage a long-delayed fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Among the reasons that have postponed a prior deal is the unbeaten Mayweather undervaluing Pacquiao due to a stunning 2012 loss by split decision to Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao avenged the loss in April with a unanimous decision.