The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has today officially announced that the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA 2020 competitions will be held at Elvis Presley’s world-famous home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee.
The AAA Four Diamond resort and hotel The Guest House at Graceland will host the contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia who will vie for this year’s national titles.
“The Miss Universe Organization and the team at Graceland have created an innovative event that prioritizes the health and safety of the contestants, audience, and crew who will join us in Graceland,” said Paula M. Shugart, president of MUO.
“We look forward to crowning a new Miss USA and Miss Teen USA in the historic city of Memphis. While this year’s competitions will look a little different as we adhere to crucial safety guidelines, we are excited to bring the thrill and excitement of the iconic Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions to homes across America.”
Miss Teen USA 2020 will stream live on the MUO digital platforms on Saturday, November 7, while Miss USA 2020 will air over FYI on Monday, November 9 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To watch the events at the venue, packages or individual show tickets can be purchased at www.graceland.com/missusa.
“Working with the Miss Universe Organization, a global, inclusive organization that celebrates women of all cultures and backgrounds and empowers them to realize their goals, is extremely important today,” said Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Graceland Holdings LLC.
Last year’s winners, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris will crown their successors at the end of the events. The winner of Miss USA will move to New York City to represent the brand and various philanthropic organizations during her reign, while Miss Teen USA will carry out her duties from her home state.
Photos: Miss Universe Organization, Graceland