KATHY HILTON AND COVERGIRL SPOKESMODEL NAIMA MORA HEADLINE CELEBRITY JUDGING PANEL FOR NBC'S 'MISS TEEN USA 2005' LIVE FROM BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA AUGUST 8, 9-11PM ET
New York, -- August 1, 2005 -- A diverse celebrity judging panel featuring Kathy Hilton (NBC's "I Want to be a Hilton") and Naima Mora (CoverGirl spokesmodel and winner of "America's Next Top Model") will help crown Miss Teen USA 2005 live on NBC August 8, 9-11pm ET. Galen Gering, hunky Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on NBC's "Passions" and Susie Castillo, MTV VJ and former Miss USA will host the pageant to be broadcast live from the Baton Rouge River Center Arena.
Teen sensation Aaron Carter will perform "Saturday Night" and "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke will sing her top 20 hit "I Could."
In addition to Hilton and Mora, the celebrity judging panel for Miss Teen USA 2005 also includes: John Ferriter, Senior Vice President Television-Cable Syndication Network Reality Department and head of Network Alternative at William Morris Agency; Shane McRae, Bobby on NBC's "Four Kings;" Danica Stewart, Jessica Bennett on NBC's "Passions;" Matt Ellis, Tommy's roommate on NBC's "Tommy Lee Goes to College;" and Lou Pearlman, world famous music producer.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE?, MISS USA? and MISS TEEN USA? Competitions, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. "Miss Teen USA ? 2005" is executive produced by Donald Trump and Phil Gurin. By forging relationships with organizations committed to education and action, such as Sparrow Clubs, SHiNE (Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everyday) and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Miss Teen USA is dedicated to educating teenagers today.