From none other than Robin Leach,
After a three-year absence, the Miss Universe Pageant is returning to the Las Vegas Strip — but without its most-recognized former owner, real-estate tycoon and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Fox made it official today that the pageant with more than 80 contestants from around the world will be televised live Sunday, Dec. 20.
And I can confirm that Miss Universe will be broadcast from Planet Hollywood, where the last Las Vegas-hosted Miss Universe took place in 2012 and was won by Miss USA Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island, who most recently dated singer-songwriter and Las Vegas regular Nick Jonas.
At this moment, there is no word as to whether the other component of The Donald’s one-time beauty pageant empire, the Miss USA Pageant, will return to Las Vegas and air on Fox.