Giuliana Rancic is back to host the ‘Miss USA’ pageant! HollywoodLife.com spoke to the red carpet pro about what it takes to win the crown!
Giuliana Rancic rubs shoulders with the biggest names in Hollywood all the time so she certainly knows how to make a statement and strike a pose. The E! News host told us all about her latest hosting gig, the 2014 Miss USA pageant!
Giuliana Rancic Hosts The 2014 ‘Miss USA’ Pageant
Giuliana Rancic is back to host Miss USA! The TV personality has emceed the pageant twice before, plus the Miss Universe pageant with co-hosts Andy Cohen and Nick Jonas so she certainly knows what it takes to nab the crown!
“What I would tell the young lady who gets crowned on Sunday night is no matter where this journey leads you, no matter how famous you get, remain on planet Earth and just remember what is really important in this world,” Giuliana told HollywoodLife.com and reporters on a conference call on June 3.
“It’s not about being on television and about flashbulbs on a red carpet,” Giuliana adds. “It’s about giving back and always staying close to the people that are important in your life like your family and friends.”
Who Is Giuliana Rooting For?
Giuliana was born in Naples, Italy, but she’s more-than-qualified to host Miss USA — she’s seen by millions of viewers on American TV every single day. Plus, she grew up in Maryland and lives all over the country in both Los Angeles and Chicago.
So is she rooting for Miss Caifornia or Miss Illinois? Nope!
“We’re both from Maryland so I’m sure…we’ll be checking out [Miss] Maryland,” Giuliana says about her and her pageant co-host, NBC and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts. “But no…there’s really no one in particular. I like to wait until I get there.”
The 2014 pageant will feature a different format from years past — cameras will go into the hometowns of the contestants to share a bit of their roots through pre-filmed footage, during the three hour live telecast.
“It’s one thing to see them on stage in a swimsuit or an evening gown, but I don’t think you really capture the essence of a woman until you see her in her hometown, at home with her family around the dinner table,” Giuliana tells HollywoodLife.com.
Giuliana and Thomas will host Miss USA live from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, June 8 (8/7c). Rumer Willis, Ian Ziering and Melissa Peterman will sit on the judges’ panel.
HollywoodLifers, who are rooting for in the 2014 Miss USA pageant? Sound off below in the comments!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister