LAS VEGAS - Another beauty battle is moving to Las Vegas, at least for the time being.
This year's Miss USA pageant will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, pageant executives said Thursday.
The rival Miss America pageant crowned its 2008 queen in the same casino last week.
"What happens in Vegas won't be staying in Vegas as the Miss USA telecast is viewed in more than 80 countries around the globe on live television," said Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, in a statement.
NBC will air the competition live April 11. The network owns the pageant with real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Reigning Miss USA Rachel Smith of Tennessee was crowned last year in Los Angeles.