The Miss Universe Organization will host the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition and stream it live from The Venetian Las Vegas on Saturday, July 30. Additionally, the Miss Teen USA Preliminary Show will be held at The Venetian on Friday, July 29 (Pictured: Miss Teen Nevada Carissa Morrow).
“The Venetian in Las Vegas is the perfect location for the Miss Teen USA pageant and we are delighted to bring this event to our resort for the first time,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “Not only will the contestants enjoy our world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, but their families and friends will be able to participate in our unique resort experience in this thrilling city.”
The competition will be held at The Venetian Theatre which has been described as one of the most gorgeous venues in Las Vegas, having been inspired by the OpÃ¨ra Garnier in Paris, the most revered opera house in the world. Originally home to “PHANTOM – The Las Vegas Spactacular,” the theatre is now host to The Venetian’s musical residency program, including John Fogerty, the Moody Blues, and Diana Ross.
During their time in Las Vegas, the Miss Teen USA contestants will enjoy The Venetian and The Palazzo as well as activities that include a gondola ride on the resort’s Grand Canal. The contestants will also participate in a charity project with the Nevada Project for Homeless Youth. To learn more about this year’s Miss Teen USA contestants, please visit http://www.missuniverse.com/missteenusa/members/contestants.
Miss Teen USA will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Katharine Haik, Miss Teen USA 2015, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the event. Fans are encouraged to download the new Miss U app to receive behind-the-scenes content of the competition.
Tickets to the 2016 Miss Teen USA Welcome Reception, Preliminary Competition, and Finals are now on sale. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.venetian.com/entertainment/events/miss-teen-usa.html. Tickets to attend the competition in person are available at the resort’s box office.