via press release:
NICK JONAS AND PRINCE ROYCE SET TO PERFORM DURING ‘THE 63RD ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT’
Manny Pacquiao, Kristin Cavallari, William Levy, Lisa Vanderpump and Louise Roe Among Judges for the Live Telecast Sunday, Jan. 25 on NBC (8-11 p.m. ET)
NEW YORK – Jan. 8, 2015 – NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, 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”
- Lisa Vanderpump, Star of “Vanderpump Rules” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
- Louise Roe, Fashion journalist, author, host of “Plain Jane” on MTV International and the upcoming TLC fashion series, “Style By Jury”
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.”
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 Universe beauty pageant is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories.
ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT
Unscripted series for NBC include the Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “The Biggest Loser,” “Hollywood Game Night” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”
In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.
NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.
ABOUT MISS UNIVERSE
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture which uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals. For more information, and to learn more about Miss Universe’s official cause to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS education and prevention around the world, please visit: www.missuniverse.com.