NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the MISS UNIVERSEOrganization, 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”
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.” He is also Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo’s boyfriend.
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.” Royce is releasing his first English-language album on RCA Records this year. Jonas and Royce are the first of the musical acts to be announced for the three-hour telecast. Fans should stay tuned for more exciting performers.
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.
“The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant” will feature 88 contestants from across the globe. They will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Gabriela Isler, MISS UNIVERSE 2013, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast. The MISS UNIVERSEbeauty pageant is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories.