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Miss USA 2015 Date And Live Stream [Reelz]: Watch 64th Miss USA Pageant Contestants Online, New Hosts, TV Schedule

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The 64th Miss USA pageant Miss USA 2015 will be held on July 12, 2015 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nia Sanchez of Nevada will crown her successor at the end of the event. All fifty states and the District of Columbia will compete for the crown. The winner will represent the USA in the Miss Universe 2015 competition.
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The 64th Miss USA pageant Miss USA 2015 will be held on July 12, 2015 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nia Sanchez of Nevada will crown her successor at the end of the event. All fifty states and the District of Columbia will compete for the crown. The winner will represent the USA in the Miss Universe 2015 competition.

After several presenters have backed out from the Miss USA 2015 following the controversial racist comments by presidential aspirant and business mogul Donald Trump's against Mexican immigrants, TMZ reported that Reelz has signed up Daytime Emmy winning TV presenter 2001 Miss Universe presenter Todd Newton, 2009 Miss USA Wisconsin Alex Wehrley and "OK! TV" host Julia Alexandria to host this year's Miss USA.

Reelz took over the broadcast rights of the Miss Universe pageants after NBC dropped the show also in protest of Trump's remarks.

TMZ said Alexandria will busy interviews and coverage backstage during the competition to be held on Sunday night.

Original hosts Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts, and Jeannie Mai declined to host this year's Miss USA to join a chorus of voices against Trump's statement.

Mai issued a statement on Instagram, thejeanimai, explaining her decision to drop out from Miss USA 2015. She wrote, "Last week I announced my heart-felt decision to support the women of Miss USA by remaining on board as a co-host.  My focus was strictly on the women involved, who share the same ethics of hard work, commitment and passion for their careers and causes that I do. I have co-hosted for the last five years various Miss Universe events, and I'm grateful for the many women I've met and friends I've made along the way. I feel terrible that the women competing this year have fallen victim to current events.

"Let me be clear, I condemn the recent words of Mr. Trump, and find them immensely offensive. At the time I made my decision to remain part of the Miss USA pageant, I was under the impression that Mr. Trump would no longer be involved in the production of the show in any capacity what so ever. In addition, given Mr. Trump's ongoing antics, including his most recent episode today with the current Miss Universe, it is clear that Mr. Trump's actions have and will continue to distract focus away from the real stars of the show - the women involved in the pageant.

Therefore, I am respectfully withdrawing from my responsibilities and commitment as co-host of Miss USA."

Earlier, 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia slammed Trump's "racist remarks" against Mexican immigrants.

Vega posted on her Instagram account, "I find Mr. Trump's comments unjust and hurtful. As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community."

She went on to say, "I strongly believe that dividing and categorizing humankind only holds it back. Acknowledging and embracing the differences that exist across humanity is the first step in real and substantial development. We must strive together in order to improve the common good."

Here are the contestants of this year's Miss USA:

Alabama - Madison Guthrie

Alaska - Kimberly Agron

Arizona - Maureen Montagne

Arkansas - Leah Blefko

California - Natasha Martinez

Colorado - Talyah Polee

Connecticut - Ashley Golebiewski

Delaware - Renee Bull

District Of Columbia - Lizzy Olsen

Florida - Ashleigh Lollie

Georgia - Brooke Fletcher

Hawaii - Emma Wo

Idaho - Claira Hollingsworth

Illinois - Renee Wronecki

Indiana - Gretchen Reece

Iowa - Taylor Even

Kansas - Alexis Railsback

Kentucky - Katie George

Louisiana - Candice Bennatt

Maine - Heather Elwell

Maryland - Mame Adjei

Massachusetts - Polikseni Manxhari

Michigan - Rashontae Wawrzyniak

Minnesota - Jessica Scheu

Mississippi - Courtney Byrd

Missouri - Rebecca Dunn

Montana - Tahnee Peppenger

Nebraska - Hoang-Kim Cung

Nevada - Brittany McGowan

New Hampshire - Samantha Poirier

New Jersey - Vanessa Oriolo

New Mexico - Alexis Duprey

New York - Thatiana Diaz

North Carolina - Julia Dalton

North Dakota - Molly Ketterling

Ohio - Sarah Newkirk

Oklahoma - Olivia Jordan

Oregon - Bridget Wilmes

Pennsylvania - Elizabeth Cardillo

Rhode Island - Anea Garcia

South Carolina - Sarah Weishuhn

South Dakota - Lexy Schenk

Tennessee - Kiara Young

Texas - Ylianna Guerra

Utah - Nicol Powell

Vermont - Jackie Croft

Virginia - Laura Puleo

Washington - Kenzi Novell

West Virginia - Andrea Mucino

Wisconsin - Haley Laundrie

Wyoming - Caroline Sc

Miss USA President Paula Shugart said last week that the Miss USA pageant would stream online if other options did not pan out, but she said that before Reelz stepped in to air the program. Tuesday was the first time Miss USA established that the pageant would broadcast on television and online, and the organization changed its online ads to reflect it.