Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6 p.m.
When you are entertainer Terry Fator and celebrating your 1,000th show, your millionth visitor and your birthday all at the same time, it's only natural you'd have 51 of America's most gorgeous women join you for the party.
Monday night, after a long tough day of rehearsals for Wednesday's Miss USA 2013 preliminary pageant, the contestants were invited to Terry's special milestone show at the Mirage. Although it was his birthday, he gave each girl a Winston the Turtle ventriloquism puppet.
Our Miss Nevada USA, Chelsea Caswell, from the Wynn and Encore F&B department, joined her rivals -- Miss Massachusetts, Sarah Kidd; Miss Alabama, Mary Margaret McCord; Miss Illinois, Stacie Juris; and Miss South Carolina, Megan Pinckney -- to show their own ventriloquism skills.
Monday, Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump and his president, Paula Shugart, revealed the judges for Sunday's live NBC telecast from the PH Live theater at Planet Hollywood. The panel includes "Biggest Loser" TV star, health and fitness expert Bob Harper; famed fashion designer and Style Network star Betsey Johnson and feisty reality star NeNe Leakes from Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "I Dream of NeNe."
The other judges are actress Wendie Malick, star of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"; Jessica Roberts, from the top-rated Duck Dynasty reality series; former WWE Diva champion and star of E! Entertainment's "Total Divas," Nikki Bella; Arizona Cardinals MVP wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald; actress and singer songwriter Christina Milian from NBC TV's "The Voice"; and Mo Rocca, host of the Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli."
Bikini photo shoot
"We have a great show in store for our fans and a diverse lineup of judges to select our next Miss USA," Paula said. "We like to bring a mix of talent to the judging panel. It reflects who we are as a country and creates an interesting outcome for the competition."
Vegas DeLuxe previously reported that The Jonas Brothers pop group will be the musical entertainment for the evening gown voting category. Monday, we learned that former Jersey Shore star, "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio who recently moved to Las Vegas as a new resident, will provide the swimsuit category's music.
Fans can now vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals of the Miss USA competition until June 15 -- 24 hours before the live TV pageant a -- by logging on to www.missusa.com or voting through the vote icon on the official Miss USA Facebook page. Here's a look at how Miss Nevada Chelsea Caswell fared in the Hot Seat.
Visit to Frank Marino
We also have the YouTube video of the pageant princesses' visit to Frank Marino's dressing room at his Divas show in the Quad with his fellow female impersonators.
Since Tuesday night Game 3 of the NBA finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, it was the perfect photo opportunity at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign for a little friendly competition between Miss Texas USA Ali Nugent and Miss Florida USA Michelle Aguirre.
The glamor girls have spent more than a week filming at various Vegas locations for video packages to air in the show to be seen by more than a million viewers in 90 countries. Nana Meriwether will relinquish her title and crown the new Miss USA winner, who will go on this year to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
Check back Wednesday to Vegas DeLuxe for our continuing full coverage and a preview of the first preliminary pageant. On Thursday morning, we'll have a full photo gallery from Wednesday night of what's ahead for Sunday.