The Miss USA competition has been held annually since 1952. Every year each U.S. state sends their best and brightest to compete for the crown. Contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of Miss USA.
Airing on NBC since 2003, celebrity hosts and judges have included Joe Jonas, Penn Jillette, Paula Deen, Carmelo Anthony, Perez Hilton, Rob Schneider, Giuliana Rancic, Lance Bass, Rumer Willis, Dolvette Quince, Allie LaForce and many more.
MISS USA competition is televised in approximately 90 countries and territories around the world and was one of the top social media trending topics during last year’s show.
The 63rd Annual MISS USA® Competition aired live on NBC Sunday, June 8 from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers.