There were a lot of rumors surrounding the venue for Miss USA 2015. But now, it is official.
The Miss Universe Organization has confirmed that the pageant will take place in Baton Rouge, and the crowning will be done on July 12.
Last week, the mayor president of Baton Rouge Kip Holden confirmed that the event is going to take place in the Capital City. As a result, there has been an increase in the city budget. However, the date was not yet confirmed at that time.
Donald Trump, owner of the organization, said, “The 2014 MISS USA Pageant delivered an unprecedented amount of national and international exposure for Baton Rouge, taking its reputation for tourism and business opportunities beyond the local level.”
Miss USA BR Productions, the production company associated with the pageant, is offered $545,000 worth of package this time around.
There will be 51 contestants. The L’Auberge Casino and Hotel will be responsible for serving them.
Kip Holden was quoted in The Times-Picayune as saying, “I’m going to predict this year will be even better now that everyone has seen how much entertainment Miss USA brings to Baton Rouge.”
The city received a lot of social light and exposure with the previous year pageant which was a great success for the organization too. The businesses made profit, more than what they do during that part of the year. The TV viewership count for the Miss USA 2014 pageant was 5.5 million which is also expected to increase in this year.