LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant is to air live on NBC and Telemundo from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, organizers said.
NBC, producer Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, Tuesday announced the event has been scheduled for Aug. 23. Miss Universe 2009, Venezuela's Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the 2-hour telecast.
She has spent her reign traveling all over the world as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research and legislation. The woman crowned Miss Universe 2010 will continue to do the same.
"Las Vegas is so fabulous, we had to come back again for the Miss Universe pageant," Shugart said in a statement. "The world will be watching as women from all around the globe descend on Mandalay Bay to compete for the crown and the title."
"Las Vegas was built to host special events and attracts millions of visitors from around the world each year," added Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "We are delighted to host the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant and look forward to showcasing the destination to our guests and the television viewers that will be joining us for this global event."