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Univision Communications Inc., NBCUniversal, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today a long-term partnership that will bring the Spanish-language television and digital rights for the MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants to Univision Communications Inc. Univision will work with the Miss Universe Organization to co-produce the MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants.
“The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants consistently rank as the most watched, most-coveted properties and entertainment programs around the world,” said Donald J. Trump. “Adding Univision as one of our leading media partners in addition to NBC could not be more exciting,” adds Trump.
“Our new partnership will bring the MISS UNIVERSE and MISS USA pageants, among the most watched forms of television entertainment in the world to Univision, the number one media brand for U.S. Hispanics,” says Paula M. Shugart. “Our collaboration will bring unmatched entertainment to the most passionate, loyal audience that Univision offers to one of the fastest growing and important demographic communities in the U.S.,” adds Shugart.
Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming and Content, Univision Communications Inc. added, “We look forward to working with our partners to extend these iconic brands to Univision’s dynamic and engaged audiences across all platforms.”
The MISS UNIVERSE® beauty pageant is distributed to approximately190 countries and territories.
Paulina Vega is the first Colombian beauty queen to don the Miss Universe crown in 56 years, and she said she hopes to help her home country during her reign.
The Barranquilla-born business student stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to chat about her win and more. After the segment, Vega, 22, spoke to The Huffington Post about her desire to visit Colombia during her year as Miss Universe and what causes she’d like to help out with there.
The newly crowned Miss Universe is only the second beauty queen from the South American country to win the title, the first being Luz Marina Zuluaga in 1958. Colombian beauty queens, however, have been chosen as first runners-up to the title, as was the case in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2008.
Make sure to watch Miss Universe, Paulina Vega during her media tour!
Vice President Joe Biden tells an audience at the Caribbean Energy Summit in Washington, D.C., Monday that they are having the event in the snow because Miami was booked for the Miss Universe pageant.