NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Los Angeles, California will host the 56th Annual Miss USA Competition where Miss USA 2006, Tara Conner, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast. The competition makes a return to Los Angeles after airing the last two years live from Baltimore, Maryland. The celebrated show will air live from the Kodak Theatre on Friday, March 23rd on NBC.
"We are excited to announce that the 2007 Miss USA show will be broadcast from the Kodak Theater in the famed 'glamour capital' of the world, Hollywood," said Shugart. "The greater Los Angeles area is a fantastic tourist destination and we look forward to seeing the numerous friends, families and fans that will visit during the three week pageant period."
Miss USA travels the nation as an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness, education, research, and legislation. Each contestant from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE(R), MISS USA(R) and MISS TEEN USA(R) Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today.
The Wilshire Grand Los Angeles Hotel is the official Host Hotel of Miss USA 2007.
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