Join Us in Giving Back to Smile Train During Prelims
10 May 2017

Join Us in Giving Back to Smile Train During Prelims

For the first time ever, The Miss Universe Organization is partnering with Facebook's Fundraising Tool to help support Smile Train. Fans will be able to support Smile Train during the live stream of the 2017 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition.

It's so easy! Just use the Donate button on the live stream to show your support for Smile Train, an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate.

Smile Train's sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in over 85 developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Supporting Smile Train helps children receive a new smile and a second chance at life.

The 2017 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition airs on Thursday, May 11 at 10PM ET from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. You can watch live online or get tickets to attend the show. Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber and Alex Wehrley will co-host the event.


And watch the 2017 MISS USA® Competition live on FOX Sunday, May 14th at 8PM ET from Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas! Women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete for the opportunity of becoming the next Miss USA.