Comedian/Writer Nick Teplitz and Miss Universe Leila Lopes will Co-Host Welcome Event – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
WHAT: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will roll out the red carpet for 89 of the world’s most beautiful women when the resort hosts the official Las Vegas welcome event for the 2012 MISS Universe®Competition. The ceremony, co-hosted by Comedian/Writer Nick Teplitz and reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes, will kick-off nearly three weeks of action-packed events and festivities for the contestants who will reside in Las Vegas until the pageant is telecast live from PH Live at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Regional President, David Hoenemeyer and Miss Universe Organization President, Paula Shugart will welcome the contestants and officially launch the start of the MISS UNIVERSE® competition with a fashion show featuring this year’s stunning contestants. The event marks the first time the contestants are formally introduced to media; somewhere within the 89 contestants will be the next Miss Universe.
WHO: Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011
Nick Teplitz, Comedian/Writer
2012 Miss Universe Contestants
David Hoenemeyer, Regional President, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Paula Shugart, President of Miss Universe Organization
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 6
4:30 p.m. Press Call
5:00 p.m. Event Begins
WHERE: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Mezzanine Level
Media may park in the guest parking garage or utilize the hotel’s main valet entrance.
CONTACTS: Emily Wofford, Caesars Entertainment Brenda Mendoza, Miss Universe Organization