NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 2013 MISS USA® Competition will air LIVE from Las Vegas on NBC Sunday, June 16 (9 p.m. ET) from PH Live in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
"The MISS USA Competition is one of the most anticipated live events of the year," said Mr. Trump. "Teaming with Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been a successful formula that enables us to produce one of the best shows year after year."
"Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is proud to partner with the Miss Universe Organization in hosting this spectacular event for the sixth year in a row," said David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "The MISS USA Competition is one of the most exciting events of the year, so it's only fitting that one of the most exhilarating resorts on the Strip serve as host."
The 2013 MISS USA® Competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The show concludes with one contestant ultimately being crowned Miss USA 2013.
"We are pleased to welcome the 62nd 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."
Last year's telecast concluded with Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island USA, being crowned Miss USA 2012. After Culpo won the title of Miss Universe last December, first runner-up Nana Meriwether, Miss Maryland USA, assumed the role of Miss USA 2012.
The MISS USA telecast now reaches approximately 90 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.missusa.com.
ABOUT THE MISS USA® COMPETITION
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal 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.
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ABOUT THE LVCVA
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 more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.7 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 LVCVA.com or LasVegas.com.
SOURCE Miss Universe Organization