Miss USA gets new hosts to replace Donald Trump-prompted dropouts

By: | Published: July 8, 2015 11:35 PM

The Miss USA pageant has new hosts, one step in its swift reassembly after fallout from Donald Trump's criticism of Mexican immigrants.

The Miss USA pageant has new hosts, one step in its swift reassembly after fallout from Donald Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants.

The Reelz channel said Tuesday that game show host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA Alex Wehrley will emcee Sunday’s telecast.

The pageant saw a mass exodus of its hosts, presenters and performers after co-owner Trump said some Mexican immigrants to the U.S. bring drugs and crime, and some are rapists.

He made the remarks as he kicked off his presidential bid in June. NBC, Trump’s partner in the Miss USA pageant, cited his comments when it cut business ties with him and dropped its pageant telecast.

Reelz acquired the rights last week. Its chief executive said he disagreed with Trump’s comments but admired the pageant.

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