The Miss USA pageant has faced some serious setbacks, such as all of its original hosts leaving, since Donald Trump announced his presidential bid. After he made offensive comments about Mexican immigrants, Univision and NBC dropped the July 12 telecast. But the show must go on.
Thanks to Reelz channel, viewers can watch the pageant on television. The channel number will be different for each area, but these are some of the channels viewers can try: DISH Network 299, DIRECTTV 238, Cabelvision 694, Cabelvision 177, Verizon FiOS 233.
Not going to be near a television? Don’t fret. The Miss USA pageant will stream the show on its official page. Click here to watch the live stream.
If you want to interact with the show, download the Miss USA 720 experience app. It’s an immersive experience that will give users a “behind the scenes view of the contestants both on stage and backstage.” It’s available for iPhone and iPad, and through Google Play.
Tickets are still on sale for anyone in the Louisiana area who wants to see the show. Remaining tickets are $100-$200.
Reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez has stayed quiet about the drama with Trump. Instead of commenting about the businessman’s political antics, she has focused on the pageant. She released a farewell video Friday that said being crowned Miss USA changed her life. She called it an honor and a blessing to be chosen.
— Nia Sanchez (@MissUSA) July 10, 2015
Trump, of course, has had plenty to say about NBC canceling the show. He said the network was “weak” for not standing behind his comments about Mexican immigrants, something he said is a “serious” issue, and threatened a lawsuit for contract violation.
Political antics aside, don’t miss this Miss USA pageant Sunday, July 12, 2015, live from the Baton Rouge River Center at 8 p.m. EDT.
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