This Year’s Commentators Join Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic Who Return as Hosts
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart , president of the Miss Universe Organization, announce today that Kelly Osbourne of E!’s “Fashion Police” and Jeannie Mai of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” will serve as commentators for the 61st Annual MISS USA ® Competition, which will be broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET.
Kelly Osbourne is a television personality, singer, actress, author, fashion designer, model and currently one of the hosts of E!’s “Fashion Police.” During the telecast, she will serve as roving commentator giving the viewers access to moments backstage, the judges and contestants.
Jeannie Mai is a style expert and TV personality. She is most known for her work as the host of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” and has recently appeared as the Digital Fashionista on NBC’s “Fashion Star.” Mai will provide skybox color commentary during the two-hour telecast.
“We are pleased to welcome the 61st Annual Miss USA Competition back to Las Vegas,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “The history and pride of the Miss USA Competition combined with the strength and excitement of the Las Vegas brand create a winning combination.”
Throughout the Miss USA competition, each contestant representing the 50 United States and the District of Columbia competes in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concludes with Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella crowning her successor.
Fans have also been able to vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals at the 2012 MISS USA ® Competition. Voting is taking place now through June 2 by logging on to www.missusa.com or www.NBC.com.
Tickets to the Miss USA Preliminary and Finals competitions at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and at (800) 745-3000.
ABOUT THE MISS USA ® PAGEANT
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. For more information, visit: www.missusa.com.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever?increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.
- Source: prnewswire.com/
Brenda C. Mendoza, Miss Universe Organization
Dara Busch, Rubenstein Public Relations
Web Site: http://www.missusa.com