The Miss USA competition is looking for Contestant No. 52. The Miss Universe organization today announced #FindingMiss52, a nationwide search for a 52nd contestant to join the 2016 Miss USA competition which will air live Sunday June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox.
Applications are being accepted now for #FindingMiss52, in a search for a lucky woman who will join 51 contestants from all 50 states and District of Columbia, for a chance to become the next Miss USA. Applications will be reviewed by a judging panel who will ultimately select the top 10 #FindingMiss52 finalists based on originality/creativity, personality and a web interview. The public will then have a chance to vote on the top 10 and the winner will compete alongside the other 51 contestants. Full rules and information on how to apply can be found at MissUSA.com.
Last year, the Miss USA competition clocked its lowest-ever audience of under a million viewers in a last-minute distribution deal on Reelz. That followed NBC’s announcement it was following Univision’s lead and dumping the telecast in the wake of controversial remarks made by pageant co-owner Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants during his White House bid announcement. WME | IMG later acquired The Miss Universe Organization, which includes Miss Universe,Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, from Trump.