NBC TO BROADCAST MISS UNIVERSE 2007 LIVE ON MAY 28 FROM MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
NEW YORK and BURBANK, Calif. - March 29, 2007 - Donald J. Trump, NBC and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 56th Annual Miss Universe Competition will air live from Mexico City, Mexico. The glamorous live event, featuring some of the world's most beautiful women, will air from the National Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional), on NBC and Telemundo on Monday, May 28, 2007 from 9-11 p.m. ET.
"Mexico last hosted the competition in 1993 and we are excited to be back for the 2007 show," said Paula M. Shugart. "Mexico offers an abundant supply of breathtaking locations and the warmth of the Mexican people will resonate throughout the world as we showcase the country."
Puerto Rican native, Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006 will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast. During her reign, she has traveled the world as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research, and legislation. The newly crowned Miss Universe will go on to do the same.
Each contestant from more than 80 countries around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2007. In recent years, worldwide distribution of the popular competition has topped more than 170 countries.
Donald J. Trump, Executive Producer and the Gurin Company will again produce Miss Universe 2007 with veteran television Writer and Executive Producer Phil Gurin at the helm.
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. Utilizing its global grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health and reproductive issues. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education such as: the Latino Commission on AIDS, Global Health Council and God's Love We Deliver, Miss Universe is armed to impact women today.