Miss USA Nana Meriwether
Miss USA Nana Meriwether Reuters

The 62nd annual Miss USA pageant will be held on 16 June at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Where to Watch Live

The event will be aired live on NBC at 9pm ET (on 17 June, 3am BST). A webcast is available on Xbox Live. Live updates are available on the contest's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The show will hosted by E! presenter Giuliana Rancic and Jonas Brothers member Nick Jonas. The evening's entertainment includes a performance by Nick and his siblings, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas.

"We're performing new music during the 2013 #MissUSA competition & @nickjonas is hosting! So tune in 6/16 @ 9pm ET LIVE on NBC," the Jonas Brothers tweeted.

The panel of judges for the competition consists of trainer Bob Harper (The Biggest Loser), fashion designer Betsey Johnson, actress NeNe Leakes, actress Wendie Malick (Hot In Cleveland), reality television personality Jessica Robertson, NFL star Larry Fitzgerald, former WWE Diva Nikki Bella, correspondent Mo Rocca and actress/singer Christina Milian.

The 51 contestants from the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories - swimsuit, evening gown and interview - as they compete for the coveted title of Miss USA 2013. At the end of the two-hour telecast, Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether will crown her successor. The winner will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2013.

While Miss World organisers dropped the bikini round from this year's competition to avoid upsetting host country Indonesia, Miss USA 2013 will revive the tradition.

"For Miss USA, it's just what they've done since the beginning and it works for the Miss USA pageant," Rancic said, "I think the girls take great pride in the fact that they work out, that they're fit and that they take care of themselves. They're proud to be in a bikini."