THOMAS RHETT, MOLLY SIMS, JORDIN SPARKS AND JESS CAGLE JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR FINAL NIGHT OF THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE ON ABC

 

THOMAS RHETT, MOLLY SIMS, JORDIN SPARKS AND JESS CAGLE
JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE FINAL NIGHT OF
THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE ON ABC

The Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” to Broadcast Live from Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
on the ABC Television Network

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition”; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. Additional celebrity judges to be announced in the coming weeks. The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during the “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” which will air live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The Miss America Competition showcases the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

“I’m so excited to be a judge at this year’s competition and am happy to participate alongside an organization that is an advocate for women’s education,” said Molly Sims. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the young women who have come this far and hearing more about them and their interests!”

“I am honored to participate as a judge for the Miss America Competition this year,” said Jordin Sparks. “I understand the pressure that a competition brings and I’m lucky it’s given me the unique perspective on the hard work that the contestants have to put in to get to this point. No doubt they are all strong women and I look forward to hearing the platforms they represent.”

Grammy nominated and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett is set to debut his third album LIFE CHANGES on September 8. It is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with songs that stretch his sound to new limits, with its lead single “Craving You” quickly skyrocketing to No. 1. LIFE CHANGES follows the release of his sophomore effort TANGLED UP DELUXE, which tapped into something widespread and universal earning major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. Thomas Rhett has proved to have a “commanding stage presence” (Rolling Stone) as he continues on his “energetic and dance worthy” (Hits Daily Double) first headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR.

Molly Sims is recognized for her work as an actress, model, humanitarian and author. She is often noted for her savvy sense of style and fashion, which she showcases on her blog, MollySims.com. Most recently, Molly teamed up with Awestruck to launch “The Molly Sims YouTube channel” which serves as an extension of her existing digital platforms. Sims released her first book, “The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple” in January 2015, which was a New York Times best seller. She will release her second book, “Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home,” later this year on October 10th. She recently guest starred on the TBS show “Men At Work” and played the manipulative Delinda Deline for 5 seasons on NBC’s hit television series, “Las Vegas.” In addition to her successful television career, Molly has also appeared on the silver screen in feature films including “Yes Man,” “Fired Up,” “The Benchwarmers” and “Starsky & Hutch.” Molly’s acting career began to soar after she landed the coveted role as host on MTV’s House of Style. In addition to her contract with MTV at the time, Sims gained even more recognition after signing an exclusive, multi-year contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. Furthermore, she gained even more attention as the ultimate celebrity icon from her Old Navy commercials and, of course, her sultry images in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four years consecutively. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for CoverGirl, Jimmy Choo, Old Navy, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, M&Ms, Nautica, Armani, Chanel and H&M. As a philanthropist, Sims works closely with Baby2Baby and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Jordin Sparks is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter and actress who, in one of the show’s highest rated seasons, garnered worldwide attention as winner of season six American Idol. Sparks popular singles have sold over 10 million digital tracks in the US. Sparks is also a gifted songwriter. Arianna Grande’s smash single, “The Way,” was co-written by Sparks and earned her a BMI songwriting award. She has toured with superstars Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, New Kids on The Block and the Backstreet Boys, as well as headlined her own tour. She has also lent her voice to recordings for films such as Disney’s African Cats, Beauty and the Beast and Best Man Holiday. After Sparks Battlefield tour, she headed straight to The Great White Way and starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, In the Heights. She made her film debut playing the lead role in the SONY Pictures film, Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston. Her next film, GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD, is scheduled for release early 2018. Jordin’s positive body image, message and success has impacted people worldwide. She considers philanthropy an integral part of her life and was recently profiled by CNN Heroes and Dress for Success for her work through her own charity, The M.A.D. (Making A Difference) Girls. Today she is considered a social media influencer due to her impressive social media following. She has successfully transitioned into network broadcasting hosting/co-hosting on some of television’s most iconic programs such as NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s The View, CBS’ The Talk, PBS’ Great Performances (with John Lithgow) amongst others. She is currently working on her untitled fourth album.

Jess Cagle is Editor in Chief of PEOPLE and Editorial Director of Time Inc.’s Style and Entertainment Group, which includes PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, PeopleStyle, People en Espanol and Essence. Cagle oversees editorial content across print, digital, social and video—reaching a combined audience of more than 150 million. He is also host of The Jess Cagle Interview; a video series featuring his interviews with major stars, which airs on all platforms of PEOPLE and EW. He is a regular co-host on ABC’s Academy Awards red-carpet pre-show, and makes frequent appearances on Good Morning America, Today and many entertainment news programs. Under Cagle’s leadership, PEOPLE has moved aggressively into television programming, which includes PEOPLE Magazine Investigates, the hit true-crime show on Investigation Discovery; PEOPLE Icons, a series of ABC primetime specials; and The Story of Diana, a two-night television event on Princess Diana, which aired in 2017 on ABC. Digital and video brand extensions include PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), a streaming network with original programming based on the brands’ features and franchises; PEOPLE Now, a daily live half-hour show on PEOPLE.com; and Red Carpet Live, a series of live-streaming specials during awards season. From 2009-2014 Cagle served as Editor in Chief of Entertainment Weekly, where he increased EW’s audience and presence in Hollywood, transformed EW.com into a 24/7 breaking news site, and launched the Entertainment Weekly Radio channel on SiriusXM. During his career, Cagle has interviewed every major celebrity and has secured numerous exclusives and interviews from the biggest names in Hollywood. Jess Cagle lives in New York. He was born in Texas and is a graduate of Baylor University.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host.

Voting is still open to the public for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00pm ET and the chosen contestant will be announced during the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel. It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
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Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamerica
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
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Snapchat: MissAmerica
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/

For more information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

SALLY HANSEN ANNOUNCED AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE “2017 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION”

 

SALLY HANSEN ANNOUNCED AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF
THE
“2017 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION”
The Miss America Organization is pleased to announce Sally Hansen as an official sponsor of “The 2017 Miss America Competition.” The 96th Miss America Competition is returning to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

As an official sponsor of Miss America, Sally Hansen’s best-selling Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup will be featured during the Lifestyle and Fitness competition during the live broadcast portion of the show. A favorite of celebrity makeup artists, stylists and beauty and fashion influencers, Airbrush Legs® is a lightweight leg makeup that hides imperfections, evens out skin tone and leaves legs looking smooth, toned and sexy all day long.

“We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Sally Hansen,” said Josh Randle, Chief Operating Officer of the Miss America Organization. “Sally Hansen is a trusted name and global leader in women’s beauty, and we look forward to working with them on this year’s show.”

The Miss America Organization, based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to women.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/artist/834520?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name.

For more information on the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.    

About Coty Inc.
Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.  Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such power brands as adidasCalvin KleinChloéDAVIDOFFMarc JacobsOPIphilosophyPlayboyRimmel and Sally Hansen. Coty is in the process of completing a transaction with The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to merge P&G’s fine fragrance, color cosmetics, salon professional and hair color business and a portion of its hair styling businesses (“P&G Specialty Beauty Business”) into Coty, with brands that include Cover Girl, Clairol, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Max Factor and Wella. With the completion of the merger, Coty is expected to have pro forma combined annual revenues of approximately $9.2 billion based on fiscal 2015 performance and to be the global leader in fragrances, with market leading positions in color cosmetics and hair color & styling. For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com.

MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA COMPLETES CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST 

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MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA COMPLETES CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL
FOR THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST

The Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The “2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
 Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Grammy Award winning entertainer Ciara will join the esteemed panel of judges for the live broadcast of the “2017 Miss America Competition,” which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.

Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster (VH1’s “Barely Famous”), musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges for the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

The panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions.  These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service as they compete for the title of Miss America 2017.

Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”) joining as co-host.

Ciara
Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, model and entertainer. Over her thirteen year career, she has sold over 23 million records and 16 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” and “Body Party.” “I Bet,” from her 2015 album, Jackie, added to Ciara’s list of 27-charted hits. Ciara is not only known for her vocal talent and serious dance moves, but also for her fashion and beauty. A regular at New York and Paris fashion weeks, Vogue previously named her the “new fashion icon”. In May 2016, Ciara was signed to IMG Models.   Ciara was the face of the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015-2016, the first U.S. Ambassador to TOPSHOP, and most recently, she has worked with KEDS footwear.  A longtime muse for Givenchy, Ciara has been on the cover of L’Officiel Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, L’uomo Vogue, SHAPE, and more. When Ciara isn’t working with a major fashion house or out on tour, she is a devoted philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.

The coveted “America’s Choice” contestant will return this year. Voting opened to the public on August 10th at 12:00pm ET and will stay open through Monday, September 5th at 11:59:59pm ET. The chosen contestant will be announced during the “2017 Miss America Competition” live broadcast with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

An esteemed, diverse panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of the “2017 Miss America Competition” will select the top 15 finalists competing for the title of Miss America 2017 during the preliminary week of competition on September 5th – 8th in Atlantic City, NJ. This year’s preliminary judges are as follows (in alphabetical order by first name): David Zinczenko, Deanna Siller, Debbie Bryant Berge, Jennifer Caudle, Katherine Bailess, Nicole Lapin and Rob Bowman.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/artist/834520?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name.

For more information on the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.    

THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION TO AIR ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC 

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THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION TO AIR ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC
 
“The 2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live From Historic Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 96th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown. All the contestants boast serious smarts and substantial talents, which will result in an intense competition for the coveted Miss America title. After a tough competition between the states and territories, there will only be one left standing when the evening concludes.

“We are thrilled to rejoin our friends in Atlantic City for another three years,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization. “Miss America and dick clark productions are proud to continue to embrace the tradition and memories of producing our competition in the city where it all began 95 years ago!”

“The 2017 Miss America Competition” follows three days of Preliminary Competitions and a variety of Miss America events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk including the annual “Steel Pier Miracle Mile Walk” featuring all 52 contestants on a charity walk to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday, September 9, and the highly-anticipated “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade held on Saturday, September 10.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2017 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for “The 2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For more information on “The 2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

FORMER MISS AMERICA VANESSA WILLIAMS RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 32 YEARS, FORMER MISS AMERICA VANESSA

WILLIAMS RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCASTWILLIAMS WILL SERVE AS HEAD JUDGE OF THE “2016 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION”

The “2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
on Sunday, September 13th from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall
on the ABC Television Network

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that for the first time since she was crowned Miss America 1984, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, Vanessa Williams will make history when she returns to the Miss America stage after 32 years.  Williams will serve as Head Judge for the “2016 Miss America Competition.”  She joins host Chris Harrison, co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet, Music Curator Nick Jonas and celebrity judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Danica McKellar, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya.

The “2016 Miss America Competition” airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarship.

“Vanessa Williams made history by becoming the first African American to win the competition when she was crowned Miss America 1984, and she went on to conquer the worlds of music, Broadway, television, and film,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization.  “It is a great honor to welcome her back to the competition as our Head Judge.”

“We recognize that Vanessa’s return to Miss America on Sunday, September 13th is a special cultural and television moment,” said Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions. “We are both honored and excited that she will take center stage for the 95th Anniversary of the competition.”

Since her debut release with, “The Right Stuff,” in 1988, Vanessa Williams has sold over 7 million records worldwide, and has scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz.

Vanessa’s critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliation including 4 Emmy nominations, 17 Grammy nominations (of which 11 were for her individually), a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards, 3 Satellite Awards and ultimately a Golden Globe, Grammy and an Oscar for Best Original Song for her platinum single “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney film Pocahontas.

A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Vanessa was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions.  She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Her autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Vanessa returned to Broadway in the spring of 2014 for a special limited engagement in the musical “After Midnight.” She also co-starred with Cicely Tyson and Cuba Gooding, Jr in “The Trip To Bountiful,” which was the #1 play of the 2013 Broadway season.

Vanessa is the mother of four – Melanie, Jillian, Devin and Sasha and continues to live in Westchester County, New York – not far from where she grew up.  Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Special Olympics and several others.

Voting for America’s Choice continues through September 10 at 11:59p.m. ET. For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

VANESSA WILLIAMS

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
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Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Executive Producers for the “2016 Miss America Competition” are Anthony Eaton, Sam Haskell and dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Mark Bracco. Tall Pony Productions produces.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

DANICA MCKELLAR JOINS CELEBRITY JUDGING PANEL FOR LIVE BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA 

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DANICA MCKELLAR JOINS CELEBRITY JUDGING PANEL FOR
THE 95th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA The “2016 Miss America Competition” will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and
Co-Hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet

The Show will Broadcast LIVE on Sunday, September 13th
from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

 

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that actress, New York Times bestselling author, mathematician and education advocate Danica McKellar will be a judge on the “2016 Miss America Competition.” She joins previously announced celebrity judges including country star Brett Eldredge, author and wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle, entrepreneur and businessman of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary, 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist, Amy Purdy and television and recording star, Zendaya. TV personality Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor”) will host alongside actress and entrepreneur Brooke Burke-Charvet, who returns as co-host. Nick Jonas will serve as the official music curator of the evening.

The “2016 Miss America Competition” returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarship.

“The Miss America Organization shares my passion for the advancement of women in the STEM fields and celebrates smart, strong women– exactly aligning with the messages in my math books aimed at empowering young women,” said Danica. “I am proud to be part of the show and an organization that is such a huge advocate for education.”

Danica McKellar, best known as “Winnie Cooper” on The Wonder Years and from her roles in hit shows like The West Wing,How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory, is also the New York Times bestselling author of Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape. She is breaking the stereotype of the “math nerd” with her highly entertaining and illuminating books, which teach tweens and teens how to master tough mathematical concepts, with the underlying theme that smart is sexy! She is an avid advocate of education, speaking before a subcommittee of Congress about the importance of women in math and science. Her mathematical research has been published in Britain’s esteemed Journal of Physics, and has been featured on the front page of the Science section of TheNew York Times. In addition to her academic and acting talents, Danica is a gifted dancer, reaching the quarterfinals on Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Most recently, she starred in the romantic comedy Perfect Match and will appear this holiday season in the romantic TV movie, “Crown for Christmas.” For the latest updates on Danica, including her next series of educational books, please visit her on Twitter @danicamckellar and Instagram @danicamckellar.

The final judge for the “2016 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.

Voting for America’s Choice continues through September 10 at 11:59p.m. ET. For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

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For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

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Executive Producers for the “2016 Miss America Competition” are Anthony Eaton, Sam Haskell and dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Mark Bracco. Tall Pony Productions produces.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET RETURNS AS CO-HOST FOR LIVE BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA

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BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET RETURNS AS CO-HOST FOR
THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICAVoting Continues For “America’s Choice”

The “2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
on Sunday, September 13th from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall
on the ABC Television Network

 

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that actress and entrepreneur Brooke Burke-Charvet will return as co-host for the “2016 Miss America Competition” alongside host Chris Harrison. This marks Brooke’s first time to the Miss America stage since 2013. The “2016 Miss America Competition airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Brooke joins an exceptional roster of celebrity talent, sharing the stage with previously announced judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, as well as Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.

“It’s great to be back with Miss America for the 95th Anniversary competition and co-hosting with partner Chris Harrison,” said Burke-Charvet.  “It’s always impressive and inspiring to meet the young women who strive to make a difference in their communities, while furthering their education and advancing principles of service, style and success.”

Brooke Burke-Charvet is a host, actress, television personality, entrepreneur, fashion designer, home chef, passionate fitness expert, and most importantly mother of four. Brooke won the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing With The Stars, and went on to co-host eight seasons of the iconic ABC series. She founded and launched BabooshBaby.com, the online store for her popular post-pregnancy belly wraps, Tauts and Baboosh Body, a fitness product (belly wrap) made to trim the tummy. In 2011, Brooke launched the online mommy destination, ModernMom.com, of which she remains the co-CEO. ModernMom has organic traffic, a community of mommy bloggers, a YouTube channel and Mom Tested programs. Brooke’s first book, “The Naked Mom, A Mother’s Fearless Revelations”, was published by Penguin and her second book will be published in 2016 with the Chicken Soup For the Soul brand by Simon & Schuster. Recognized as a foodie and nutrition enthusiast, Brooke developed, co-produces and hosts a new digital series debuting this October for the Hallmark-owned “Feeln’” network called Breaking Bread With Brooke Burke, a food-oriented lifestyle talk show with celebrity guests.  In addition, Brooke will be joining CBS’ Saturday morning “Dream Team” hosting Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new educational show, “Hidden Heroes”, which will also premiere in October.

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Voting for America’s Choice continues today through September 10 at 11:59p.m. ET. For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
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Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Executive Producers for the “2016 Miss America Competition” are Anthony Eaton, Sam Haskell and dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Mark Bracco. Tall Pony Productions produces.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

NICK JONAS TAPPED AS MUSIC CURATOR FOR THE 95th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA 

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NICK JONAS TAPPED AS MUSIC CURATOR FOR
THE 95th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA Voting Continues For “America’s Choice”The “2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live on
Sunday, September 13th from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall
on the ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that recording superstar Nick Jonas will serve as the official Music Curator for the “2016 Miss America Competition.” As Music Curator, Nick will personally select the music that will accompany the Swimsuit and Evening Gown competitions. He will also provide commentary throughout the evening on his music selections and the thought process behind each song. Nick joins previously announced host Chris Harrison and celebrity judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya. Additional talent and judges, including Harrison’s co-host for the “2016 Miss America Competition,” will be announced in the coming weeks.

The “2016 Miss America Competition” returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarship.

Island Records Artist, Nick Jonas introduced himself as a fully formed solo artist on his hit self-titled debut, released in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album includes double-platinum smash single and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and his sultry second chart-climbing U.S. radio single, “Chains.” Jonas attributes his album’s darker overtones partially to the fact that while he was recording, he was also shooting the gritty television show ‘Kingdom’ — a mixed martial arts drama that premiered on DirecTV’s Audience Network last fall and was recently picked up for two additional seasons. Jonas recently earned two more high-profile roles, a guest starring role in Fox’s upcoming horror-comedy series, ‘Scream Queens’ and a lead in the James Franco produced film, ‘Goat’. Showing no signs of slowing down this year, the breakout solo powerhouse joined forces with west coast rapper-producer Sage the Gemini to release their summer collaboration, “Good Thing” and in partnership with Island Records, Demi Lovato, and long-time manager, Phil McIntyre, Jonas helped launch his own artist-centric record label, Safehouse Records. This fall, Jonas will embark on the NICK JONAS “LIVE IN CONCERT” TOUR, which kicks off September 6 in Hershey, PA. The tour will feature special guest Bebe Rexha and make stops in cities across the U.S. and Canada with dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and San Francisco.

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Voting for America’s Choice continues through September 10 at 11:59p.m. ET. For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+missamerica/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/missamericaorg/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Executive Producers for the “2016 Miss America Competition” are Anthony Eaton, Sam Haskell and dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Mark Bracco. Tall Pony Productions produces.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF MISS AMERICA TO AIR ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC 

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THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF MISS AMERICA TO AIR ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC“The 2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall

ABC, Miss America Organization and dick clark productions announced today that Miss America will celebrate their 95th anniversary with “The 2016 Miss America Competition” returning to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

“The 2016 Miss America Competition” is the culmination of a 13 day event following Labor Day weekend that includes three nights of Preliminary Competitions and a week of events including the much anticipated “Show Us Your Shoes Parade” that will be held on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 12.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” go on sale Friday, June 5 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2016 Miss America Competition.”

ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; WORLD’S FUNNIEST from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as BOOM! (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

“The 2012 Miss America Pageant” Announces Judging Panel

 
 
“THE 2012 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT” ANNOUNCES
DIVERSE PANEL OF NATIONAL JUDGES
 
Judges Revealed Today on “Good Morning America”  
 
 
“The 2012 Miss America Pageant” promises to be a vibrant, colorful and exciting event, and the esteemed panel of national judges provides a diverse team from the worlds of entertainment, beauty, fitness and journalism.  Lara Spencer, Lifestyle Anchor for “Good Morning America” revealed the panel of judges on this morning’s show. This year’s panel of seven judges includes an accomplished dancer and musician; an international journalist, a talented reality TV producer; the matriarch of one of the recognized families in Hollywood; a successful actress; a fitness pioneer, and a popular journalist.  Each judge will evaluate the contestants from the preliminaries through the final night of competition, which will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

 

 

 

The contestants vying for the title of Miss America exemplify all that is best in today’s modern woman. Miss America must be talented, intelligent and well-spoken; she is a leader with a strong commitment to her community, she understands the importance of health and fitness, and she is role model for millions of women not only for her spot-on sense of style and fashion, but also because she has become a relatable “it girl” who can connect with today’s contemporary woman. This year’s panel of judges is comprised of experts whom focus on all of the categories each of the young women must excel in to be named Miss America. 

 

 

 

From the Field of Performing Arts – Mark Ballas – A lifelong dancer and musician, Emmy nominated Mark has wowed viewers on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” for nine seasons, winning two mirror ball trophies (Season 6 with Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 8 with Shawn Johnson). Mark’s debut solo album “HurtLoveBox” was released by Hit Play Records – Sony Red. His first single “Hotwire” won Best Freshman Video on MTV and has been put in rotation on the network. Born in Houston to a family of international dance stars, Mark moved to London as a child; he attended the world-renowned Italia Conti Performing Arts School. Here, he not only danced, but also was required to sing, act and play an instrument. By age 12 he was writing and performing his own music, playing guitar, drums and bass. As an actor, Mark has played the lead in the musical “Copacabana” and took on roles in the UK tour of “Maria de Buenos Aires” and “The Buddy Holly Musical.” In television, he has guest starred on “Melissa and Joey” and “Samantha Who?”  When Mark isn’t performing, he is passionate about speaking to school-age kids about acceptance, sparked by his Uncle David’s suicide nine years ago. Through the grieving process, Mark and his mother Shirley began to align themselves with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They formed The Ballas Foundation and are committed to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.

 

 

 

From the Field of Communications – Raul de Molina – Raúl was born in Cuba, grew up in Spain, and arrived in the United States at the age of 16. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Raúl worked for the Associated Press as a freelance photographer during the 1980’s. His photographs have been published in Time, Life, Newsweek and Paris Match, among others. For the past 21 years he has been anchoring television shows, first for Telemundo, and now as the multiple Emmy award-winning co-host of Univision networks #1 rated entertainment news show, El Gordo y La Flaca, with more viewers on its time slot than ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX combined. Raúl is also the author of the bestselling La Dieta del Gordo and one of the original contributors to the Huffington Post’s Food and Latino Voices sections. He continues to write regular columns. In 2008 he was chosen by People en Espanol as one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States.

 

 

 

From the Field of Star Power – Mike Fleiss – Mike is founder of Next Entertainment and executive producer of The Bachelor franchise, which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad, and will serve as executive producer of H8R. His credits include High School Reunion, The Cougar, There Goes the Neighborhood, Hitched or Ditched, More to Love and Leave it to Lamas. With a multi-year deal with Warner Horizon Television to create original series for network, syndication and cable, Mike is a leading producer of reality programming. He has created over three dozen series and produced over 300 hours of primetime television. In addition to his work in TV, he co-directed the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, and received a Best New Director nomination. Mike shares a producing credit on the upcoming feature Shark Night 3D. He also produced the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, as well as Poseidon for Warner Bros. and the Hostel movies. He was recently awarded the Reality Rocks Humanitarian Award for his contributions and charitable efforts, including “Bachelor Gives Back,” which supports various nonprofit organizations that enrich and empower communities around the world. He actively supports the Surfrider Foundation, dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Mike has authored Sports with an Attitude: The World’s Most Irreverent Sports Quiz Book and Show Biz with an Attitude: The World’s Most Irreverent Entertainment Quiz Book.

 

 

 

From the Field of Beauty – Kris Jenner – Kris is the Star, Creator, and Executive Producer, along with Ryan Seacrest, of Keeping Up With the Kardashians for E!. The show wrapped its sixth season, and enjoys the title of, “Highest Rated and Most Watched Telecast ever on E!.” Kris also produces Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Khloé and Lamar. In her new memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashian, she writes about her relationships, her kids, and her intimate connection to the O.J. Simpson trial. She is the president of her own production company, Jenner Communications, and for the last 20 years she has been manager for her husband and Olympic Gold medalist, Bruce Jenner’s motivational speaking tour. Kris also manages the careers of her six children. Kris has enjoyed success as a host and correspondent on The Insider, and has appeared on numerous television shows. She is an avid spokesperson and supporter of numerous charities including the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness, Make-A-Wish, and serves on the board of The Dream Foundation. Kris owns and operates numerous businesses including PerfectSkin and QuickTrim, and develops many successful brands for her daughters, such as the Kim Kardashian Fragrance, Unbreakable by Khloe and Lamar, and a Global Lifestyle Line for Sears. Kim and Kris are the spokespersons for Skechers Shape-Ups. Kris and all of her daughters will have their own line of nail polish for OPI.  For Kris, her favorite role will always be wife and mother. Along with her six children, Kris welcomed new grandson, Mason. Kris lives in Hidden Hills, California with her husband of 20 years, Bruce.

 

 

 

From the Field of Talent – Teri Polo – Teri currently stars as Theresa Hayden Keen on ABC’s Man Up! She is best known for her role as Pam in the Meet the Parents theatricals. She recently starred in The Little Fockers, the third installment of the movie franchise, and has completed production on Beyond to be released in 2012. Currently she is shooting the Lifetime movie Jayne’s Story, which will air in early 2012. Teri was seen in the Hallmark movie, Taste of Romance, and has been recurring on Law & Order: Los Angeles. Other film credits include, The Hole, and the miniseries, The Storm, both released in 2010. Earlier credits include Beyond Borders, The Unsaid, and Domestic Disturbance. She also co-starred in Meet the Parents, for which she won a People’s Choice Award, and its sequel, Meet the Fockers. Originally from Dover, DE, Teri began her performing career as a dancer. By age 13 she was attending New York’s School of Ballet. The summer before her senior year, she was signed to a modeling contract, which led to a role on Loving. Teri made her primetime debut in the series TV 101. Television audiences may remember her as Michelle Capra in Northern Exposure. She also starred in the comedy series I’m with Her, as well as David E. Kelley’s The Wedding Bells. Other TV credits include Hallmark’s Love Is a Four-Letter Word, the original film Second String, and the television movie Straight from the Heart. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role opposite Jimmy Smits on The West Wing. Teri currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her family.

 

 

 

From the Field of Fitness – Chris Powell – Chris is the host and transformation specialist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, which debuted last May as the number one show on TV.  Returning for Season Two this spring, Chris will again travel the country, where he uses his innovative techniques, education and expertise to guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. Unlike others in his field, Chris takes an extra step as he guides the participants through their transformations by moving into their homes. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, he provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. Chris exploded onto the fitness scene with his unorthodox approach, becoming a pioneer for a new hybrid of fitness professionals. He has captured national attention with the largest and fastest natural weight loss ever documented, transforming the life of David Smith who lost 401 lbs in 26 months. It was Chris’s unyielding dedication to another that captured the heart of America as he shared his story on such national shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The View, as well as a one-hour documentary for TLC. Chris holds a degree in Exercise Science, with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology and the training accreditation: The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He has been the Transformation Pro on KTVK’s Good Morning Arizona for the last eight years – delivering fitness tips to the largest news viewing audience in Arizona.  This January, Hyperion will release his first book entitled Choose to Lose.

 

 

 

From the Field of News and Entertainment – Lara Spencer – Lara was named lifestyle anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2011. She was previously the show’s National Correspondent from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, she began hosting The Insider. During her seven seasons there, she interviewed the industry’s biggest stars and traveled the world for exclusive interviews. She also hosted three primetime TV specials for CBS. Lara began her career in the NBC Page Program. Her first reporting job was at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, TN. From there, she began reporting on her home turf for News 12 Long Island. From 1995 to 1999, Lara was a reporter and anchor for WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” in NYC, where she covered breaking stories and hosted a nightly feature, “Life Around Here with Lara Spencer.” She moved full-time to GMA the following year. In 2003, Lara became host of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, while working for GMA, and then The Insider. It was a dream job for Lara, who is an antique hunter and interior designer. She decorated her friend, Kathy Griffin’s home, featured in her upcoming book, I Brake For Yard Sales, out in April 2012 from Abrams Books. Lara also created and executive produces two HGTV shows, and is the creator and EP of It’s Worth WHAT??, which aired in August. She holds charity “Taste Maker Tag Sales” of her vintage finds on the website One Kings Lane and donates all profits to Housing Works. She is an advocate for Greenwich Adult Day Care in Connecticut, which helps seniors living with Alzheimer’s.  She is married and a mother to a son and a daughter, Duff and Kate.

 

 

 

The three nights of preliminaries will take place on January 10, 11 & 12 at Planet Hollywood’s Theater for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the preliminaries, as well as the Miss America Live Event, will be available soon. For information on all ticket sales visit www.missamerica.org.  Teresa Scanlan, of Gering, Nebraska, is Miss America 2011.

 

 

 

About the Miss America Organization

 

The Miss America Pageant and the scholarship program are among the most enduring endeavors in modern American history. Celebrating 90 years of remarkable achievements when it first began with its humble beginnings as a “bathing beauty’“ contest in the 1920s, the Miss America Organization today is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance, helping young women all across the country to reach their dreams and goals. For more information, go to www.missamerica.org.

 

 

 

About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to PEEPSHOW, the sexy burlesque revue starring bombshell Holly Madison. In 2010 the majestic PH Towers Westgate opened its doors adding 1,100 beautifully appointed spacious apartment-style one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and a hot new tropical pool. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit  www.planethollywoodresort.com < http://www.planethollywoodresort.com/>  or  caesars.thedigitalcenter.com< http://caesars.thedigitalcenter.com/>  to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook < http://www.facebook.com/phVegas>  and follow on Twitter < http://www.twitter.com/phvegas> .

 

Planet Hollywood, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit  www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees< http://www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees> . 

 

 

 

ABC Media Relations:

 

Chandler Hayes (818) 460-6530, chandler.hayes@abc.com

 

 

 

Miss America Organization:

 

Sharon Pearce (609) 653-8700 ext. 117, sharon@missamerica.org

 

 

 

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino:

 

  Emily Wofford (702) 290-2127, ewofford@caesars.com

 

 

 

Media who wish to cover the 2012 Miss America Pageant can download a Press Credential application online at www.MissAmericaPressRoom.com, where up-to-the-minute competition news and information, as well as downloadable high resolution images of Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and the 2012 contestants can be found. 

 

 

 

 
“THE 2012 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT” ANNOUNCES
DIVERSE PANEL OF NATIONAL JUDGES

Judges Revealed Today on “Good Morning America”
 

“The 2012 Miss America Pageant” promises to be a vibrant, colorful and exciting event, and the esteemed panel of national judges provides a diverse team from the worlds of entertainment, beauty, fitness and journalism.  Lara Spencer, Lifestyle Anchor for “Good Morning America” revealed the panel of judges on this morning’s show. This year’s panel of seven judges includes an accomplished dancer and musician; an international journalist, a talented reality TV producer; the matriarch of one of the recognized families in Hollywood; a successful actress; a fitness pioneer, and a popular journalist.  Each judge will evaluate the contestants from the preliminaries through the final night of competition, which will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

The contestants vying for the title of Miss America exemplify all that is best in today’s modern woman. Miss America must be talented, intelligent and well-spoken; she is a leader with a strong commitment to her community, she understands the importance of health and fitness, and she is role model for millions of women not only for her spot-on sense of style and fashion, but also because she has become a relatable “it girl” who can connect with today’s contemporary woman. This year’s panel of judges is comprised of experts whom focus on all of the categories each of the young women must excel in to be named Miss America. 

 

From the Field of Performing Arts – Mark Ballas – A lifelong dancer and musician, Emmy nominated Mark has wowed viewers on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” for nine seasons, winning two mirror ball trophies (Season 6 with Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 8 with Shawn Johnson). Mark’s debut solo album “HurtLoveBox” was released by Hit Play Records – Sony Red. His first single “Hotwire” won Best Freshman Video on MTV and has been put in rotation on the network. Born in Houston to a family of international dance stars, Mark moved to London as a child; he attended the world-renowned Italia Conti Performing Arts School. Here, he not only danced, but also was required to sing, act and play an instrument. By age 12 he was writing and performing his own music, playing guitar, drums and bass. As an actor, Mark has played the lead in the musical “Copacabana” and took on roles in the UK tour of “Maria de Buenos Aires” and “The Buddy Holly Musical.” In television, he has guest starred on “Melissa and Joey” and “Samantha Who?”  When Mark isn’t performing, he is passionate about speaking to school-age kids about acceptance, sparked by his Uncle David’s suicide nine years ago. Through the grieving process, Mark and his mother Shirley began to align themselves with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They formed The Ballas Foundation and are committed to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.

 

From the Field of Communications – Raul de Molina – Raúl was born in Cuba, grew up in Spain, and arrived in the United States at the age of 16. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Raúl worked for the Associated Press as a freelance photographer during the 1980’s. His photographs have been published in Time, Life, Newsweek and Paris Match, among others. For the past 21 years he has been anchoring television shows, first for Telemundo, and now as the multiple Emmy award-winning co-host of Univision networks #1 rated entertainment news show, El Gordo y La Flaca, with more viewers on its time slot than ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX combined. Raúl is also the author of the bestselling La Dieta del Gordo and one of the original contributors to the Huffington Post’s Food and Latino Voices sections. He continues to write regular columns. In 2008 he was chosen by People en Espanol as one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States.

 

From the Field of Star Power – Mike Fleiss – Mike is founder of Next Entertainment and executive producer of The Bachelor franchise, which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad, and will serve as executive producer of H8R. His credits include High School Reunion, The Cougar, There Goes the Neighborhood, Hitched or Ditched, More to Love and Leave it to Lamas. With a multi-year deal with Warner Horizon Television to create original series for network, syndication and cable, Mike is a leading producer of reality programming. He has created over three dozen series and produced over 300 hours of primetime television. In addition to his work in TV, he co-directed the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, and received a Best New Director nomination. Mike shares a producing credit on the upcoming feature Shark Night 3D. He also produced the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, as well as Poseidon for Warner Bros. and the Hostel movies. He was recently awarded the Reality Rocks Humanitarian Award for his contributions and charitable efforts, including “Bachelor Gives Back,” which supports various nonprofit organizations that enrich and empower communities around the world. He actively supports the Surfrider Foundation, dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Mike has authored Sports with an Attitude: The World’s Most Irreverent Sports Quiz Book and Show Biz with an Attitude: The World’s Most Irreverent Entertainment Quiz Book.

 

From the Field of Beauty – Kris Jenner – Kris is the Star, Creator, and Executive Producer, along with Ryan Seacrest, of Keeping Up With the Kardashians for E!. The show wrapped its sixth season, and enjoys the title of, “Highest Rated and Most Watched Telecast ever on E!.” Kris also produces Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Khloé and Lamar. In her new memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashian, she writes about her relationships, her kids, and her intimate connection to the O.J. Simpson trial. She is the president of her own production company, Jenner Communications, and for the last 20 years she has been manager for her husband and Olympic Gold medalist, Bruce Jenner’s motivational speaking tour. Kris also manages the careers of her six children. Kris has enjoyed success as a host and correspondent on The Insider, and has appeared on numerous television shows. She is an avid spokesperson and supporter of numerous charities including the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness, Make-A-Wish, and serves on the board of The Dream Foundation. Kris owns and operates numerous businesses including PerfectSkin and QuickTrim, and develops many successful brands for her daughters, such as the Kim Kardashian Fragrance, Unbreakable by Khloe and Lamar, and a Global Lifestyle Line for Sears. Kim and Kris are the spokespersons for Skechers Shape-Ups. Kris and all of her daughters will have their own line of nail polish for OPI.  For Kris, her favorite role will always be wife and mother. Along with her six children, Kris welcomed new grandson, Mason. Kris lives in Hidden Hills, California with her husband of 20 years, Bruce.

 

From the Field of Talent – Teri Polo – Teri currently stars as Theresa Hayden Keen on ABC’s Man Up! She is best known for her role as Pam in the Meet the Parents theatricals. She recently starred in The Little Fockers, the third installment of the movie franchise, and has completed production on Beyond to be released in 2012. Currently she is shooting the Lifetime movie Jayne’s Story, which will air in early 2012. Teri was seen in the Hallmark movie, Taste of Romance, and has been recurring on Law & Order: Los Angeles. Other film credits include, The Hole, and the miniseries, The Storm, both released in 2010. Earlier credits include Beyond Borders, The Unsaid, and Domestic Disturbance. She also co-starred in Meet the Parents, for which she won a People’s Choice Award, and its sequel, Meet the Fockers. Originally from Dover, DE, Teri began her performing career as a dancer. By age 13 she was attending New York’s School of Ballet. The summer before her senior year, she was signed to a modeling contract, which led to a role on Loving. Teri made her primetime debut in the series TV 101. Television audiences may remember her as Michelle Capra in Northern Exposure. She also starred in the comedy series I’m with Her, as well as David E. Kelley’s The Wedding Bells. Other TV credits include Hallmark’s Love Is a Four-Letter Word, the original film Second String, and the television movie Straight from the Heart. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role opposite Jimmy Smits on The West Wing. Teri currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her family.

 

From the Field of Fitness – Chris Powell – Chris is the host and transformation specialist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, which debuted last May as the number one show on TV.  Returning for Season Two this spring, Chris will again travel the country, where he uses his innovative techniques, education and expertise to guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. Unlike others in his field, Chris takes an extra step as he guides the participants through their transformations by moving into their homes. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, he provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. Chris exploded onto the fitness scene with his unorthodox approach, becoming a pioneer for a new hybrid of fitness professionals. He has captured national attention with the largest and fastest natural weight loss ever documented, transforming the life of David Smith who lost 401 lbs in 26 months. It was Chris’s unyielding dedication to another that captured the heart of America as he shared his story on such national shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The View, as well as a one-hour documentary for TLC. Chris holds a degree in Exercise Science, with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology and the training accreditation: The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He has been the Transformation Pro on KTVK’s Good Morning Arizona for the last eight years – delivering fitness tips to the largest news viewing audience in Arizona.  This January, Hyperion will release his first book entitled Choose to Lose.

 

From the Field of News and Entertainment – Lara Spencer – Lara was named lifestyle anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2011. She was previously the show’s National Correspondent from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, she began hosting The Insider. During her seven seasons there, she interviewed the industry’s biggest stars and traveled the world for exclusive interviews. She also hosted three primetime TV specials for CBS. Lara began her career in the NBC Page Program. Her first reporting job was at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, TN. From there, she began reporting on her home turf for News 12 Long Island. From 1995 to 1999, Lara was a reporter and anchor for WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” in NYC, where she covered breaking stories and hosted a nightly feature, “Life Around Here with Lara Spencer.” She moved full-time to GMA the following year. In 2003, Lara became host of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, while working for GMA, and then The Insider. It was a dream job for Lara, who is an antique hunter and interior designer. She decorated her friend, Kathy Griffin’s home, featured in her upcoming book, I Brake For Yard Sales, out in April 2012 from Abrams Books. Lara also created and executive produces two HGTV shows, and is the creator and EP of It’s Worth WHAT??, which aired in August. She holds charity “Taste Maker Tag Sales” of her vintage finds on the website One Kings Lane and donates all profits to Housing Works. She is an advocate for Greenwich Adult Day Care in Connecticut, which helps seniors living with Alzheimer’s.  She is married and a mother to a son and a daughter, Duff and Kate.

 

The three nights of preliminaries will take place on January 10, 11 & 12 at Planet Hollywood’s Theater for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the preliminaries, as well as the Miss America Live Event, will be available soon. For information on all ticket sales visit www.missamerica.org.  Teresa Scanlan, of Gering, Nebraska, is Miss America 2011.

 

About the Miss America Organization

The Miss America Pageant and the scholarship program are among the most enduring endeavors in modern American history. Celebrating 90 years of remarkable achievements when it first began with its humble beginnings as a “bathing beauty’“ contest in the 1920s, the Miss America Organization today is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance, helping young women all across the country to reach their dreams and goals. For more information, go to www.missamerica.org.

 

About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to PEEPSHOW, the sexy burlesque revue starring bombshell Holly Madison. In 2010 the majestic PH Towers Westgate opened its doors adding 1,100 beautifully appointed spacious apartment-style one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and a hot new tropical pool. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit  www.planethollywoodresort.com < http://www.planethollywoodresort.com/>  or  caesars.thedigitalcenter.com< http://caesars.thedigitalcenter.com/>  to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook < http://www.facebook.com/phVegas>  and follow on Twitter < http://www.twitter.com/phvegas> .
Planet Hollywood, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit  www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees< http://www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees> .