NBC, Trump Pageants, and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today some of the musical performers of the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant, airing Sunday, July 12 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC from The Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Texas-born and raised country singer and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Wayne Boyd, will be the first performer to take the MISS USA® stage during the pageant’s opening number, when he sings a three-song medley that includes his new hit single “Baby Doll.” Boyd originally caught the public’s attention after winning NBC’s seventh season of The Voice in 2014 and will release his debut album later this fall. To learn more, click here..
Performing during the evening gown competition is Grammy Award winning recording artist, Flo Rida, who just released his new EP, “My House.” Joining Flo Rida on stage is Natalie La Rose who will perform her 2015 hit single “Somebody,” which became an international and platinum selling success. To learn more, click here.
As previously announced, Thomas Roberts, host of “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts,” and Emmy nominated Cheryl Burke of NBC’s “I Can Do That,” will host the competition. Jeannie Mai, “The Real” and fashion correspondent for NBC’s “TODAY,” will take viewers backstage to engage with contestants and talent throughout the telecast.
The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will be the most interactive show to date with several different social and digital integrations for fans and viewers. Fans will be able to submit final question ideas through Instagram videos (by using #AskMissUSA) and Facebook posts (by commenting on the relevant post on the Official Miss USA Facebook page). Submissions start on Friday, June 26th and could be featured in the live telecast.
During the live broadcast, an exciting LIVE interactive experience will take place through iPowow on pageantplayusa.com and missusa.com. Viewers can answer Miss USA trivia questions, take polls, and learn fun facts about the contestants throughout the show. Additionally, via iPowow, fans will have the opportunity to save one lucky contestant from elimination. For rules and more information please visit missusa.com.
The pageant will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast. For more information, visit missusa.com.
ModernSalon.com – When we ask the short answer question of our Choose Beauty profile subjects, “Title of your autobiography” we usually mean what would it be called if it were to be written. In Farouk Shami’s case, that book has been written, published and read many times over by people looking to be inspired by this professional beauty industry icon, leader and self-starter. “American By Choice: The CHI Man” describes Shami’s journey from childhood in Palestine to beauty school in Arkansas to owning a salon in Texas and ultimately founding Farouk Systems and the CHI, BioSilk and SunGlitz brands.
Mashable.com –They’re the most beautiful women in the world: Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. But behind the pretty veils of flawless makeup, perfectly done tresses, and those million dollar smiles, they have struggled to accept themselves, as many women do.
“People think that because we’re on TV we’re perfect, we’re flawless,” says Nia Sanchez, Miss USA, to Mashable.”Everyone wants to put out that front that everything’s perfect and everything’s perfectly fine. But that’s not real life.”
Sanchez, who moved around the U.S. in her early years because of her parents’ divorce, reveals to Mashable the adversity she’s overcome. From living at a women’s shelter with her mother, to becoming her younger brother’s second mom, the 25-year old faced difficulties from an early age. “It made me grow up really quickly,” she says now, poised and confident beyond her years.
NEW YORK — June 15, 2015 — NBC, Trump Pageants and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the hosts of the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant and the preliminary list of celebrities who will judge the competition. The 64th Annual MISS USA® Pageant will air LIVE Sunday, July 12 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC from The Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The pageant will also simulcast in Spanish for the first time on Univision’s UniMás Network.
The first group of judges to join the MISS USA panel includes:
· Jessie James Decker: Multi-talented country singer, songwriter and fashion designer.
· Terrence Jenkins: Co-anchor of “E! News” and author of “The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom.”
· Jonathan Scott: Star of HGTV’s hit “Property Brothers,” designer and co-founder of Scott Brothers Entertainment.
· Emmitt Smith: Three-time Super Bowl champion and the NFL’s all-time rushing leader.
· Zuleyka Rivera: Miss Universe 2006 and fifth winner from Puerto Rico, actress and TV host.
Veteran of the MISS USA and MISS UNIVERSE pageants, Thomas Roberts, host of “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts,” returns to host the competition. For the first time, Roberts teams up with Emmy nominated Cheryl Burke of NBC’s “I Can Do That,” to host the annual competition.
Behind-the-scenes commentator Jeannie Mai will return to take viewers backstage to engage with contestants and talent throughout the telecast. Mai is currently a co-host on the nationally syndicated daytime talk show “The Real” and is a fashion correspondent for NBC’s “TODAY.”
The Miss Universe Organization will return to Baton Rouge to produce the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant after the tremendous success last summer. The pageant will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast.