ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
First Time Airing on Broadcast Television in Nearly a Decade
September 8, 2023 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will be the exclusive home for THE 72nd MISS USA PAGEANT as it returns to broadcast television live on Friday, September 29 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT – delayed PT, check local listings). Additionally, the companion pageant MISS TEEN USA will be available to stream on The CW App and cwtv.com also on Friday, September 29 (time TBA).
Heather Olander, Head of Unscripted Programming at The CW, said, “The Miss USA Pageant and Miss Teen USA Pageants are time-honored traditions. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Laylah Rose and Renato Basile for what is sure to be a night of exciting entertainment.”
“I am incredibly excited about the collaboration with The CW for the broadcast of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to present viewers with a modern and progressive approach to a 70-year-old tradition, and we’re looking forward to the moment when this year’s deserving champions are crowned,” expressed Laylah Rose, President/CEO of the Miss USA & Teen USA Organization.
“I am excited to be working side by side with the Miss USA/ Miss Teen franchise and its new owner Laylah Rose. Bringing together our unique A-list teams is going to make for an exhilarating production,” said Executive Producer Renato Basile.
Both highly anticipated events will take place at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The pageants will bring together titleholders from each state as they compete to win the prestigious title of Miss USA 2023 and Miss Teen USA 2023. Miss USA 2022 Morgan Romano of North Carolina and Miss Teen USA 2022 Faron Medhi of Nebraska will be in attendance to pass the crown down to their successors. The new Miss USA titleholder will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2023 competition at the end of this year.
The hosts and judges will be announced at a later date.
THE 72ND MISS USA PAGEANT is executive produced by Renato Basile of RB Entertainment Inc. Laylah Rose serves as President and CEO of Miss USA/Miss Teen USA and Megan Micale is Chief Operating Officer.
ABOUT THE CW:
The CW Network, LLC is one of America’s major broadcast networks and reaches 100% of US television households. The CW delivers 14 hours of primetime entertainment programming per week in addition to over 300 hours of sports per year as the broadcast home to LIV Golf, ACC football and basketball games, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning in 2025. The fully ad-supported CW App, with more than 96 million downloads to date, is available for free to consumers on all major platforms and is home to thelatest episodes and seasons of The CW’s primetime programming and a library of entertaining film and television content for on-demand viewing. The CW is 75%-owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), a leading diversified media company and largest CW affiliate group with 40 CW and CW Plus affiliates, covering 38% of television households. For more information about The CW, please visit www.cwtv.com.
ABOUT MISS USA:
Miss USA is an American beauty pageant that has been held annually since 1952 to select the woman who will represent the United States at the Miss Universe pageant. Historically, the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants were owned and operated by the Miss Universe Organization, The Miss Universe Organization operated both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA until 2022 when Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip purchased the organization.
For over 60 years, Miss USA has been a staple in the pageant industry, providing young women with the platform to showcase their talents, intelligence, and leadership skills. We believe in the power of women to make a difference in the world, and Miss USA is proud to have crowned some of the most successful and influential women in the world.
The Miss USA pageant is not just about outer beauty; it celebrates the inner beauty and intelligence of each contestant. Each contestant comes from diverse backgrounds and have varied interests, but they all share the same goal of empowering and inspiring young women across the world. The Miss USA organization believes that every woman has the potential to achieve great things, and is committed to providing them with the resources and opportunities to do so.
For The CW:
Jodi Karp, [email protected]
For Miss USA / Miss Teen USA:
Amy Prenner, [email protected]
Rachel Falikoff, [email protected]