Kara McCullough, Miss USA 2017 / Credit: Miss USA
The 2018 Miss USA pageant and Miss Teen USA will be held in Shreveport at the Hirsch Coliseum, according to city officials and the Miss USA Facebook page. The Miss USA pageant, hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, is scheduled for May 21 at 7 p.m. CST and will air live on the FOX network.
Vanessa was crowned Miss Teen USA 1998 and has served as a backstage correspondent for MISS USA(R) in 2001 and co-host of the 2007 MISS UNIVERSE(R).
First appearing together at last year's Miss Universe, TV personality and fashion expert Carson Kressley and top model and catwalk trainer Lu Sierra reprise their roles for Miss USA as competition insiders to provide analysis and commentary throughout the live telecast.
Kara McCullough, the current Miss USA, will crown her successor from a field of contestants from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
Details on the Miss Teen USA competition have not yet been announced.
Sources: BroadwayWorld.com, Shreveport Times, 3/19/2018