The 51 contestants taking part in the Miss USA® 2011 pageant gathered in Las Vegas this weekend to kickstart the activities that will last for two weeks, concluding with the crowning of a new titleholder on June 19th. On Sunday, the beauties took part in a photoshoot at the Palms Place pool in the Palms hotel.
This Monday, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino will roll out the red carpet for 51 of the world’s most beautiful women when the resort hosts the official Las Vegas welcome event for the 2011 MISS USA® Pageant. The ceremony, hosted by Jeff Timmons, star of 98 Degrees and current resident guest star of Chippendales at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and the reigning Miss USA, Rima Fakih, will kick-off two weeks of action-packed activities for the contestants who will reside in Las Vegas until the pageant is telecast live from Planet Hollywood on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
For pageant fans who have followed Miss USA/Universe for decades, it is worth nothing that after more than 40 years, the style of the traditional sashes has been replaced. Photos Miss Universe L.P., LLLP
2011 miss usa contestants at Palms Place Vegas 2011
15 MISS USA 2011 contestants and Miss Nevada 2011 at Palms Place Pool