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2010 Miss USA Contestants Welcomed at Planet Hollywood

May 5, 2010 by  

 Miss Nevada USA Julianna Erdesz
The 2010 Miss USA contestants were officially welcomed to Las Vegas on May 4 at Planet Hollywood (Pictured above:  Miss Nevada USA Julianna Erdesz – Photo by Denise Truscello/Wireimage).  

The reigning Miss USA, Kristen Dalton, and Marilyn Winn, the president of Bally’s, Paris and Planet Hollywood, were on hand to welcome the 51 contestants.

Miss Nevada USA Julianna Erdesz and Marilyn Winn, the president of Bally's, Paris and Planet Hollywood

Miss Nevada USA Julianna Erdesz and Marilyn Winn, the president of Bally's, Paris and Planet Hollywood

Photo by Denise Truscello/Wireimage.  

The 59th-annual competition will be broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 16 (7-9 p.m. ET). The telecast will feature performances by multi-platinum country music superstar Trace Adkins and pop rock band Boys Like Girls (BLG), as well as color commentary by Joan and Melissa Rivers.

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and NBC correspondent Natalie Morales will host the pageant.

2010 Miss USA contestants welcomed at Planet Hollywood

2010 Miss USA contestants welcomed at Planet Hollywood

Photo by Denise Truscello/Wireimage.

Adkins, a member of the Grand Ole Opry with 27 charted singles and 14 Top Ten hits, will debut his latest single, “This Ain’t No Love Song,” during the evening gown portion of the competition. In addition, BLG will perform their new song, “Heart Heart Heartbreak” for the first time during the swimsuit competition.

Throughout the competition, each contestant, representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour live telecast. During her reign, Dalton has traveled across the country as an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer education and awareness. Miss USA 2010 will continue this work throughout her reign.

Viewers can see images of all the contestants and vote for the 2010 Miss Photogenic USA at www.nbc.com. The award is given to the contestant who best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. The winner of the online vote will be revealed during the live telecast.

Tickets to the Miss USA Preliminary and Finals competitions at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and at (800) 745-3000.

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