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    Meet the Hosts, Judges and Musical Performers of MISS USA


    Three-time EMMY® Award Nominee – Terrence “J” Jenkins to Co-Host the 2016 MISS USA® Competition airing LIVE from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday June 5th at 7/6c on FOX.

    Model, Entrepreneur and Body Activist Ashley Graham Joins as Backstage Host.


    Live performances by best-selling artists Backstreet Boys and Grammy® Nominated Country Music star Chris Young.

    Laura Brown, Joe Zee, Ali Landry and Crystle Stewart named official judges.

    This year’s MISS USA® competition is a not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event, airing Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, which will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor. Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the competition.

    About Terrence J:
    Host of FOX’s new dating series, COUPLED (airing Tuesdays @ 9/8c), Terrence J is a charismatic television and film actor, philanthropist and author. A former co-anchor of the international news program “E! News,” the three-time daytime Emmy® Award nominee also spent seven years hosting the long-running music countdown show “106 & Park.” Most recently, Jenkins starred and produced the hit film “The Perfect Match,” opposite Paula Patton. He also has appeared in films including the “Think Like a Man” franchise and is the best-selling author of “The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom.”

    About Ashley Graham:
    Ashley Graham has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercial, television and film. In 2015, she starred in #CurvesinBikinis, a campaign with swimsuitsforall that made her the first plus size model to appear in an ad in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition. In 2016, she was selected as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie and also landed one of three covers for the magazine, making her the first plus size model to ever be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In January 2016, Graham was named to Forbes magazine’s coveted “30 Under 30” list. A business-savvy entrepreneur, Graham has collaborated with Canadian brand Addition Elle on her own line of size-conscious lingerie available at Nordstrom and on AshleyGrahamCollections.com, launched “Beyond by Ashley Graham,” an exclusive dress collection, in collaboration with Dressbarn, and launched her first swimwear collection with swimsuitsforall in May 2016.

    About Backstreet Boys:
    For 23 years the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups in music history, has continually delivered the finest pop music one has to offer, making them one of pop’s most influential performers. With countless No. 1s, record-setting tours, countless awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. In 2013, BSB celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the release of the album “In A World Like This,” which saw the group receive a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, perform for the President of the United States, and make an unforgettable appearance in the Seth Rogen hit film “This Is The End.” Due to the overwhelming demand, the “In A World Like This” world tour was extended multiple times, amounting to what became the group’s biggest tour in over 10 years. BSB are currently in the studio working on their next album.


    About Chris Young:
    With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, and 14 Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest-rising single of his career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, “I’m Comin’ Over,” also features the new single, “Sober Saturday Night and the three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. This fall he’ll embark on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows from coast-to-coast.


    About Laura Brown:
    Laura Brown joined Harper’s BAZAAR in 2005. In addition to securing and conceptualizing Bazaar’s cover stories, she has orchestrated some of the magazine’s greatest coups: she sent The Simpsons to Paris, America’s greatest designers to Sesame Street and has made others – thanks to a partnership with artist Liu Bolin – completely disappear. She has also collaborated with directors Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Mike Nichols, James Cameron, Pedro Almodovar, Tim Burton and The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius on film and fashion portfolios. Brown broke the exclusive interview with Janet Jackson after the death of her brother Michael and has profiled influential women including Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama alongside celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, and Jane Fonda, among others.

    Brown hosts her own YouTube series “The Look” and “In and Out of Fashion,” on Apple TV’s M2M network. She was a featured judge alongside Iman and Isaac Mizrahi on “The Fashion Show.”

    About Joe Zee:
    Joe Zee is currently the Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer of Yahoo Fashion. Zee co- hosts FABLife, and has just released his new lifestyle & fashion memoire “THAT’S WHAT FASHION IS: Lessons and Stories from My Non-Stop, Mostly Glamorous Life in Style.” In 2010, Zee became host, mentor and Executive Producer of non-fiction series, “All On The Line With Joe Zee.” Also on television, Zee has been a judge on reality show, “Stylista,” and has had multiple guest spots on “Ugly Betty,” “Gossip Girl,” and “The City.” In film, he was the Fashion Consultant for Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s characters in “Zoolander.” Zee was formerly the Creative Director of ELLE magazine, and prior to that held positions at Details, W, Allure, House and Garden, Vanity Fair and also served as Editor-in-Chief of his own magazines that he conceived at Conde Nast/Fairchild as Vitals and Vitals for Women.

    About Ali Landry:
    Ali Landry is a former Miss Louisiana USA and Miss USA. She became a household name as the Doritos spokeswoman and 1998 Super Bowl heartthrob, later earning a starring role on “Eve” from 2003 to 2006, and recurring roles on “Felicity,” “Two Guys and a Girl,” “Sunset Beach,” “Superstars” and “Popular.” She also has hosted the Golden Globes Awards pre-show, “Fashion Wrap,” the music-talk show “FarmClub.com,” “Spy TV” and “Full Frontal Fashion.” In film, she’s starred in “Bella” and “Little Boy.” In 2012, Landry co-created, co-executive produced and co- hosted TV Guide Network’s reality series, “Hollywood Girls Night.”

    About Crystle Stewart:
    Crystle Stewart is a former Miss USA. After placing in runner-up positions several times, Stewart won the title of Miss Texas on her fifth attempt. Stewart currently stars in the Tyler Perry sitcom “For Better or Worse.” She is a silver medal winner in the 4×400 meter relay during the 1994 Junior Olympics. The University of Houston graduate is a fourth generation educator and teacher. She is also the founder of her own company, Inside/Out. Stewart works closely with many charitable causes including Best Buddies, as a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation, and also has worked as a Special Education Teacher’s Aid at Elkins High School.


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    Pia Wurtzbach, on the cover of a leading entertainment magazine

    GMANetwork.com – This June 2016, YES! Magazine takes you to New York City for an exclusive shoot and interview with Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach inside the Miss Universe apartment in Manhattan. The 26-year-old Pinay-German stunner, who inspired the world with her never-say-die attitude and steely determination, gives us a tour of her modern apartment, which she shares with her BFF Miss USA Olivia Jordan, and talks candidly about her exciting new life in the Big Apple.


    “I love the city!” Pia says during the house shoot for YES! “There’s always something to do. I feel like one year won’t be enough, and this is what Lea Salonga actually told me: ‘I don’t think one year is going to be enough for you to experience or explore the whole city, because there really is so much going on and a lot of things happening. There’s so much to do and so much to see.’” Aside from showing us her apartment, Pia also takes us to Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the Miss Universe Organization offices, where she gives us a peek of the Miss Universe closet and her enviable collection of shoes, dresses, and accessories. Read the full article here.

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    Reg and Fit

    Welcome to your registration and fitting as a Miss USA Contestant. Here you will meet with MUO officials, photographers, and the beauty crew to try on top of the show gowns, bikinis, and shoes to make any alterations and adjustments as needed. After all, the first photoshoots are about to start.

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    Stay up to date with Miss USA App to get an inside look at all the events and behind the scenes moments that happen in Vegas before the show, Sunday June 5!

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    They’re Here – Miss USA Arrivals

    It’s that time of year again, the beginning of Summer and most importantly, the start of the 2016 Miss USA Competition! While the show airs on TV one night a year, most do not realize that the real show starts two weeks prior.

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    Today, 52 beautiful women from every part of the country arrive in hot and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada! While staying at the MGM Grand, each girl will check into their rooms and meet their roommate for the next two weeks. After they get settled in, they begin registrations and fittings before their first photoshoots.

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    Bringing Youthful Vigor to AIDS Awareness and Advocacy

    Amfar.org – In May 2015, the World Health Organization announced that the Philippines had the fastest growing HIV rate in the world. The epidemic has grown among young people and men who have sex with men (MSM) in particular. The current Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines, has chosen HIV as a focus of her advocacy work and has been named an HIV Prevention Ambassador in the Miss Universe partnership with Aid for AIDS. She also supports the advocacy activities of the New York City-based Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Ms. Wurtzbach has been commended for bringing greater attention to HIV by UNAIDS Asia-Pacific, the Philippine Red Cross, and Love Yourself Inc., an advocacy group in the Philippines. On a recent visit to the New York City offices of amfAR, she discussed her HIV/AIDS work.


    Read the full article here.