Hemingway, DiSpirito to judge Miss USA

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NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Rocco DiSpirito, Tyson Chandler, Mariel Hemingway and Lil Jon will be among those judging Sunday's 2011 Miss USA Pageant, organizers said.
Ex-Miss USA complains of TSA 'violation'

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BOSTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A former Miss USA says the Transportation Safety Authority "violated" her in a "full-body patdown" after she refused to go through a body scanner in Dallas.
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Castillo to be Flatley's 'Dance' partner

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and television personality Susie Castillo has been named the co-host of the new series "Superstars of Dance," NBC said Thursday.

Former Miss USA Castillo marries beau

SALEM, Mass., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Former Miss USA Susie Castillo married her longtime boyfriend, Matthew Leslie, Saturday in a quiet ceremony in Ipswich, Mass. The MTV video jockey and her 26-year-old boyfriend enjoyed their intimate ceremony at Castillo's parents' home and purposefully a

MTV to stream interviews from awards show

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Susie Castillo, host of MTV's "Total Request Live," plans to interview celebrities backstage at the 22nd Video Music Awards on "Overdrive," an online show.

TV lines up New Year's performers

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- MTV's 14th annual New Year's Eve broadcast will include performances from Kanye West, Shakira, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Fall Out Boy.

British capture most international Emmys

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Susie Castillo
Susie Castillo poses for pictures at the Glamour Women of the Year awards in New York City on November 10, 2003. (UPI/JOHN ANGELILLO)

Susie Castillo (born October 27, 1979) is a former beauty queen who held the Miss USA title and competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. She pursued a career in the media, and as such, has made various television appearances and hosted shows such as MTV's Total Request Live as a VJ.

Castillo was born in Methuen, Massachusetts to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother who were divorced when she was a child. After her father abandoned the family, her mother moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts where she was occasionally on welfare, and worked multiple jobs in order to cover living and educational expenses for her family. She was greatly influenced by her Puerto Rican heritage, though she has stated she considers herself both Puerto Rican and Dominican.

By 1996, at the age of 16, Castillo had already become a professional teen model appearing in many teen magazines and commercial advertisements. Upon graduating from Methuen High School, she enrolled at Endicott College, and in 2001 earned her Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture and Design. She was awarded the Capstone Award, an honor which was bestowed upon her in recognition of her senior thesis.

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