NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the performers and several of the celebrity judges for The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant, airing Sunday, Jan. 25 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.
The Miss Universe contestants will be hosted in Doral-Miami, Fla., and the pageant will air live from the Florida International University Arena. The pageant will also simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.
The first group of judges to join the Miss Universe panel includes:
- Manny Pacquiao, “Fighter of the Decade,” eight-division world champion and Filipino congressman
- Kristin Cavallari, TV host and shoe designer
- William Levy, TV and film actor and People En Espanol’s 2012 “Sexiest Man Alive”
- Lisa Vanderpump, Star of “Vanderpump Rules” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
- Louise Roe, Fashion journalist, author, host of “Plain Jane” on MTV International and the upcoming TLC fashion series, “Style By Jury”
Multi-talented, platinum-selling solo artist, Nick Jonas will take the Miss Universe stage during the evening gown competition. The multi-talented artist will sing a three-song medley from his self-titled album that includes his first smash single and radio hit, “Jealous,” in addition to “Chains” and “Teacher.”
Joining Jonas in the musical lineup and performing during the Miss Universe swimsuit competition is twenty-time Latin Billboard Award winner, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Prince Royce. Latin music’s most successful young breakout superstar Prince Royce is set to perform his new English-language single entitled “Stuck on a Feeling” as well as Spanish-language hit song “Darte un Beso.”
Behind-the-scenes commentator Jeannie Mai returns once again to take viewers backstage to engage with contestants and talent throughout the telecast. Mai is best known as host of Style network’s two-time Emmy Award-nominated makeover series “How Do I Look?” and one of the five dynamic hosts of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show “The Real.” As previously announced, “TODAY’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts will host the pageant.