Miss USA pageant asks public for help finding a contestant

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Posted: Apr 20, 2016 1:01 PM
Miss USA pageant asks public for help finding a contestant

NEW YORK (AP) — If you haven't been picked for Miss USA this year, don't throw away your swimsuit. The beauty contest is turning to the public to find a wild-card contestant.

The Miss Universe Organization said Wednesday it will conduct an online search for a candidate to join the 51 contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the live June 5 telecast on Fox.

To be considered, hopefuls should post three photos or videos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FindingMiss52 and explain why they would be a worthy candidate.

A panel will then select 10 finalists based on creativity, personality and a web interview. Fans can weigh in beginning on May 10 by voting on Twitter or at the Miss USA site.

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Online: http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa