Monday, April 11 2005
NBC SPECIALS --(9:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-PG)
"Miss Usa 2005 Pageant"
Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell (NBC's" Access Hollywood") host this year's "Miss USA�2005", a two-hour primetime telecast live from the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. During the telecast, contestants from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will be evaluated upon three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview competition before the current reigning Miss USA � 2004, Shandi Finnessey, will crown her successor as the new Miss USA � 2005. Six-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps; CoverGirl supermodel and star of NBC's "Las Vegas" Molly Sims; boxing legend and co-star of NBC's "The Contender" Sugar Ray Leonard; and world-renowned beauty expert Fr�d�ric Fekkai will headline the celebrity judging panel for the Miss USA� 2005 pageant. Also featured on this year's judging panel are: famed fashion designer Pamela Dennis, notorious ladies-man Raj Bhakta from NBC's "The Apprentice," model Nicola Breytanbach and Brody Hutzler from NBC's "Days of Our Lives.." The Miss Universe Organization, producer of the "Miss Universe�," "Miss USA�" and "Miss Teen USA�" Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Donald J. Trump and Phil Gurin ("Weakest Link") serve as executive producers.