"I admire and share The Miss Universe Organization's commitment to celebrating young women for more than just their physical beauty," says Julianne Hough

By Gabrielle Olya
Updated June 01, 2016 02:00 PM
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Julianne Hough will be taking the Miss USA stage on Sunday as co-host of the live competition. She is also one of the show’s creative producers this year.

“I admire and share The Miss Universe Organization’s commitment to celebrating young women for more than just their physical beauty, and I feel fortunate to be a part of encouraging and uplifting them to make a positive difference in the world,” Hough, 27, said in a press release.

“I’m also excited to contribute what I’ve learned in over a decade in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a performer and choreographer on live television to the Miss USA broadcast,” she continued in her statement.

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Hough will join previously announced co-host Terrence J. Jenkins and backstage host Ashley Graham as emcees of the evening’s events.

The Backstreet Boys and Chris Young will be performing during the competition. Judges include Joe Zee, Ali Landry and former Miss USA Crystle Stewart.

Miss USA will air live on June 5 at 7pm EST on FOX.