SELITA EBANKS, MELISSA JOAN HART, SHELLEY HENNIG, JOEY LAWRENCE, RYAN SHECKLER AND AIMEE TEEGARDEN HEADLINE PANEL OF CELEBRITY JUDGES FOR NBC'S LIVE TELECAST OF THE 25TH ANNUAL MISS TEEN USA� PAGEANT
The MISS TEEN USA� 2007 Pageant Airs LIVE on Friday, August 24, 2007 from The Pasadena Civic Auditorium
NEW YORK � August 15, 2007 - NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Coty Beauty Vice President, Jay Clarke; Victoria's Secret model, Selita Ebanks; William Morris Agency's Senior Vice President, John Ferriter; actress, Melissa Joan Hart; former Miss Teen USA 2004 and "Days of our Lives" actress, Shelley Hennig; actor, Joey Lawrence; Warner Bros. Records Vice President of Artist Development, Nick Light; professional skateboarder and MTV's "My Life of Ryan" star, Ryan Sheckler; "Friday Night Lights'" actress, Aimee Teegarden and President of YMI Jeans, David Vered will headline the celebrity-judging panel of the MISS TEEN USA� Pageant which will be seen in over 70 countries.
"Extra's" Mario Lopez will host the live telecast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California on Friday, August 24th, 2007 from 8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. ET/PT. Nineteen-year-old singing superstar, Kat DeLuna will perform "Whine Up" and the sensational Jonas Brothers will perform a medley of their hits "Hold On" and "S.O.S." during the telecast.
This year celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the MISS TEEN USA� competition where Katie Blair, MISS TEEN USA� 2006, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two hour prime-time telecast. Each contestant from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE�, MISS USA� and MISS TEEN USA� Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Miss Teen USA spends her year building relationships with organizations committed to education and action, such as Best Buddies, Outside the Classroom, Do Something, Sparrow Clubs and D.A.R.E.