The Miss USA pageant will air on Sunday, May 16, 201 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET on NBC. The 59th Miss USA competition will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Hosting the competition will be Curtis Stone and Natalie Morales. Joan and Melissa Rivers will offer a look at the backstage chaos. Country music star Trace Adkins and pop rock sensation Boys Like Girls will debut their latest singles during the telecast.
NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), announced and internationally renowned chef and current ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Curtis Stone and “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales, will host NBC’s “2010 Miss USA® Pageant.” The telecast will feature performances by multi-platinum country music superstar Trace Adkins and pop rock band Boys Like Girls (BLG), as well as color commentary by Joan and Melissa Rivers.
“We have 51 of the most beautiful women in the country competing in one of the best live shows on television,” said real estate magnate and media personality Donald Trump. “I know Curtis and Natalie will do a great job hosting and with Joan and Melissa backstage, anything can happen! It’s going to be a fantastic show!”
Curtis Stone is currently competing on Donald Trumps series ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ on NBC. In addition, Stone is a master chef, best-selling author, television host and entrepreneur with his own line of kitchen utensils, accessories and glassware.
Natalie Morales joined the cast of the “Today” show in February 2006 as co-host and correspondent. Hispanic magazine named Morales one of the “Top Hispanics to Watch” in 2005 and one of the “Top Trendsetters” in 2003.
Trace Adkins, is a country music star and a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Adkins has 27 charted singles and 14 Top Ten hits. Viewers will see Adkins debut his latest single, “This Ain’t No Love Song,” during the evening gown portion of the competition. In addition, BLG will perform their new song, “Heart Heart Heartbreak” for the first time during the swimsuit competition.
The comedic mother-daughter duo of Joan and Melissa Rivers will be backstage giving viewers a sneak-peek at the chaos behind-the-scenes along with what is sure to be biting commentary they are famous for.
Throughout the competition, each contestant, representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton, will crown her successor, Miss USA 2010, at the conclusion of the two-hour live telecast. During her reign, Dalton has traveled across the country as an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer education and awareness. Miss USA 2010 will continue to work for this important cause throughout her reign.
The Miss USA contestants have been in Las Vegas preparing for the big pageant and making various appearances.