Two of Donald Trump‘s (former) prized possessions have relocated yet again.
“The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants are iconic television events loved by generations of viewers around the world,” Fox president David Madden said in a statement. “We are very excited to partner with IMG and The Miss Universe Organization to infuse a fresh new energy into these perennial broadcast favorites.”
The three-hour event will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas; celebrity guests and hosts have yet to be announced.
The Miss Universe Organization was initially a joint venture between NBC and Donald Trump, but following Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants, the Peacock Network decided to dissolve their partnership. After buying out NBC’s stake in the business, Trump became the sole owner of the organization, then sold it to WME/IMG just three days later.
In July 2015, shortly after Trump made his initial remarks, the Miss USA Pageant aired on Reelz; CEO Stan E. Hubbard defended the network’s decision, saying, “As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere.”
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