The Miss Universe 2017 pageant promises to bring all the beauty, intellect, and talent you can handle in one night, as 92 contestants battle for the crown. If you're wondering how to watch Miss Universe 2017 live so you don't miss a minute of the action, check out the details. Who are you rooting for this year?
The 2017 Miss Universe pageant airs Nov. 26 on FOX live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Check your local listings to find your FOX channel and enjoy. Or, you can check out all the Miss Universe competition on FOX NOW app, which will be streaming the show.
Steve Harvey returns as the host of this year’s Miss Universe, which will span three hours, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed, so get your snacks ready and get comfortable.
Additionally, the live red carpet will stream on MissUniverse.com, with the website and Miss U app providing exclusive content and highlights. A backstage lounge provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look at Miss Universe, so that’s a cool perspective on the action.
Fergie and Rachel Platten are set to perform at the competition, with Ashley Graham serving as backstage host and a nice lineup of judges: Ross Matthews, Lele Pons, Jay Manuel, Megan Olivi, Pia Wurtzbach, and Wendy Fitzwilliam. Carson Kressley and Lu Sierra will be on hand for analysis and commentary throughout the night.
The 2016 Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere of France, will be passing on the crown to her successor. The Miss Universe website provides all the details of the prize package, which includes:
A year-long salary as Miss Universe; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a one-year supply of haircare products and tools from Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI Haircare; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry Shoes & Accessories; a personalized face chart and products from MAC Cosmetics; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness @Le Parker Meridien Hotel and hair services from John Barrett Salon; a modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographers; dermatology and skincare services;a professional health and nutrition consultation; dental services; professional representation by The Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various events including casting opportunities, movie premiers, screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties;and personal appearance wardrobe and styling by the official Miss UniverseOrganization fashion stylist.
Pretty sweet deal.
Further, the site explains, “After a winner is crowned, she is relocated to New York City where she will meet her new Miss Universe family. Through the organization, the winner is provided a platform for possibility based on her objectives for the year. Alongside The Miss Universe Organization, she will plan how to achieve her goals on the national and global scale.”
Mittenaere has spent the past year working for the Smile Train organization, which she told Hollywood Life earlier this year:
It’s an organization that raises money and uses dental surgery for children who have cleft palates, so it’s very interesting and it’s one of my passions. I’m very excited to go to a lot of countries to do that. You can change the lives of these children. When you see the before and after, you understand everything and why we want to do this.
The Miss Universe winner definitely has the opportunity to use her voice for important causes, proving it's so much more than just a beauty competition. Fans of the long-running competition are counting down the days to see who takes home the crown. Count me among them.
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