What: 2013 Miss USA Competition
When and Where: Sunday, June 16, live from 9-11pm ET, on NBC
The 2013 Miss USA Competition will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the sixth year in a row. Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas will serve as hosts of the 62nd annual event. Returning to the Miss USA telecast is Jeannie Mai, from Style Network’s How Do I Look?, who will go behind the scenes to engage with contestants, talent and fans throughout the broadcast.
The 2013 Miss USA Competition features contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, who will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012, will crown her successor at the conclusion. Meriwether had originally been first runner-up in the competition to Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo, but after Culpo won the title of Miss Universe last December, Meriwether, who was Miss Maryland 2012, assumed the role of Miss USA.
Judges for the 2013 Miss USA Competition include Bob Harper (The Biggest Loser), Betsey Johnson (XOX Betsey Johnson), NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Jessica Robertson (Duck Dynasty), NFL star Larry Fitzgerald, WWE Diva Nikki Bella, Mo Rocca (Sunday Morning) and Christina Milian (The Voice).
The musical lineup for the event will include The Jonas Brothers, who will perform during the swimsuit competition; and Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio.
Online voting is available to fans through June 15 at missusa.com, or by voting through the vote icon on the official Miss USA Facebook page. Through these voting options, fans can vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals at the 2013 Miss USA Competition.
According to NBC, the Miss USA telecast reaches about 90 countries and territories. Last year’s broadcast won its two-hour time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers (6.3 million) and tied for No. 1 prime-time telecast of the night on those networks in 18-49.
The 2013 Miss USA Competition airs live on NBC June 16 from 9-11pm ET.
Miss California USA 2013, Mabelynn Capeluj; Miss Pennsylvania USA 2013, Jessica Billings; Miss Ohio USA 2013, Kristin Smith; Miss Maine USA 2013, Ali Clair; and Miss Utah USA 2013, Marissa Powell. Credit: NBC