The live telecast originates from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. It marks the first pageant to air since IMG acquired the franchise from Donald Trump’s Trump Organization in September.
The 2012 Miss Universe competition winner, Olivia Culpo, will also join the judges panel. And viewers will be invited to serve as the “fifth judge” by casting votes via the Miss Universe website that will be factored into the final decisions.
Steve Harvey will host the three-hour telecast. The Band Perry, Seal and Charlie Puth will be featured performers.
(Pictured: Niecy Nash and Emmitt Smith)