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Miss USA Pageant

Miss USA Pageant

Photo Credit:  NBC
  • Premiered: 
    June 4, 1965
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: pageant

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1952, young women have vied for the title of Miss USA, with contestants -- one from each of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia -- competing in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. MISS USA began as a concurrent event with the MISS UNIVERSE competition in Long Beach, CA, and the two events moved together to Miami Beach, FL, in 1960, where CBS began broadcasting the MISS UNIVERSE competition with highlights from the MISS USA PAGEANT, which was held earlier that same week. In 1965, the two competitions became separate live television specials on CBS, the network that showed MISS USA every year through 2002. After changing networks in 2003, NBC broadcast the competition live through 2014. In 2015, ReelzChannel telecast the event live, picking up the rights after NBCUniversal dropped the competition following controversial comments by Donald Trump, whose company, the Trump Organization, owns the MISS USA PAGEANT. In September 2015, Trump sold the Miss USA Pageant (and the Miss Universe Pageant) to WME/IMG, with the event returning to primetime network television in 2016 on FOX. Television coverage moved to FYI, beginning in 2020.
The 70th annual competition, telecast live from the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 8-10pm ET (live) on FYI and Hulu, was hosted by Zuri Hall and Patrick Ta, with Nicole Adamo as a lounge host. Fifty-one diverse women, including philanthropists, politicians and more, from across the United States take the stage to compete for the title of Miss USA 2021. This year's contest includes the first transgender participant, Kataluna Enriquez, who was named Miss Nevada 2021.


Other Titles

  • Starting in 2013, known as Miss USA Competition

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by dick clark productions


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