What to Expect During the 2016 Miss USA Pageant
The 65th annual Miss USA pageant is only two days away! When the event kicks off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, 52 women in all their glitz and glamour will take the stage as they compete for the coveted crown.
As for what you can expect when the show begins, host Julianne Hough will be on the mic along with her co-host, former E! News host Terrence Jenkins. Model Ashley Graham will also be on-hand to emcee the event as a backstage host.
"I admire and share The Miss Universe Organization's commitment to celebrating young women for more than just their physical beauty, and I feel fortunate to be a part of encouraging and uplifting them to make a positive difference in the world," Hough said in a press release when her hosting duties were announced Tuesday, according to People.
Aside from the hosts, Ali Landry, Joe Zee and former Miss USA Crystle Stewart will take their seats at the judges table, while the Backstreet Boys and Chris Young are expected to perform.
As the contestants have primped and prepped for the big day, plenty of backstage action has been shown on the Miss USA Instagram page, including some playful bikini Boomerangs. In the midst of the festivities, current Miss USA—Olivia Jordan—has already made it clear that passing along the crown will be a sentimental moment for her, but one she's ready for.
Prelims are here and one lucky girl will be one step closer to the most incredible year of her life.🙌🏼💕 Tune in on MissUSA.com 10 pm EST tonight to see me co-host the preliminary competition. And ladies, go rock it out on that stage.💃🏼 You are already winners by earning the right to walk down that runway, so work it!✨ #MissUSA #tunein #10pm #throwback #missusa2015 #prelims
"I just want them to know-That I gave my all, did my best, brought someone some happiness—Beyoncé," she captioned a video montage of her time as Miss USA. "Just a few days left before my year as Miss USA comes to a close. I will forever be grateful for this year and some of the best memories of my life. I hope I encouraged some of you to believe in the power of your dreams and accept yourselves—imperfections and all. Thank you all for following along, this chapter is closing but my journey is far from over."
Don't forget to tune in to see who takes the crown when the show airs live on Fox Sunday at 7 p.m. EST.