After NBC and Donald Trump parted ways ahead of the 2015 Miss USA Pageant, Reelz channel gave the homeless pageant a place to air. The network announced the nine new judges Friday (July 10), after several of the original judges dropped out of the pageant due to Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants during his 2016 presidential bid announcement. And in what is no surprise, the Miss USA organization could only get former titleholders from the Miss Universe Organization to agree to judge the pageant.
Some of the standouts include Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether — who assumed the title after Oliva Culpo advanced to Miss Universe 2012 and won — and Leila Umenyiora, who in 2011 became the first woman from Angola to win the Miss Universe crown.
The other judges include Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart, Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty, Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, Miss USA 1999 Kimberly Pressler, Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean-Bailey and Miss USA and Miss Universe winner Brook Lee.
The event will also include a performance by former “Voice” contestant Adley Stump and will feature backstage coverage from “Master P’s Family Empire” stars Master P and his daughter Cymphonique. Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA 2009 Alex Wehrley are the 2015 Miss USA hosts.
The 2015 Miss USA Pageant airs Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Reelz.