The 72nd Miss USA Pageant is set to be televised live on the CW network on September 29. This broadcast will mark the pageant’s return to television, the first since 2019.
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In addition, Miss Teen USA will be available for streaming on the CW’s app and website on the same day. The hosts and panel of judges for both pageants have yet to be announced.
Both the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA events will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. Contestants representing each state will compete for the prestigious national titles. These titles will be awarded by the current titleholders, Miss USA 2022 Morgan Romano of North Carolina and Miss Teen USA 2022 Faron Medhi of Nebraska, respectively. The Miss USA 2023 winner will have the honor of representing the United States in the upcoming Miss Universe 2023 competition later this year.
Heather Olander, the head of unscripted programming at the CW, expressed, “The Miss USA Pageant and Miss Teen USA Pageants hold a cherished place in our traditions. We are delighted to partner with Laylah Rose and Renato Basile for what promises to be an evening filled with captivating entertainment.”
The president and CEO of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA expressed their immense enthusiasm about the collaboration with the CW for the broadcast of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, stating, “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with the CW for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant broadcasts. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to offer viewers a modern and progressive take on a 70-year-old tradition, and we can’t wait for the moment when this year’s well-deserving champions are crowned.”
Executive producer Renato Basile shared his excitement, saying, “I’m thrilled to work hand in hand with the Miss USA/Miss Teen franchise and its new owner, Laylah Rose. The combination of our exceptional A-list teams promises to deliver an electrifying production.”