Louisville’s own Elle Smith, a reporter at WHAS11, recently brought home a very regal award: the title of Miss USA. Today, she starts competing in the preliminaries of the Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel.
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The pageant’s Preliminary Competition airs today at 11:45 a.m. on the official Miss Universe YouTube channel. Click here to watch it.
Later today, there’s also the National Costume Show, which airs today at 2:15 p.m. on the YouTube channel as well.
The “big” competition, which will be hosted by Steve Harvey, will air on FOX and Telemundo on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
There are about 80 women representing their home countries at Miss Universe this weekend. Click here for a full list of all the contestants.
Smith represented Louisville at the Miss USA pageant in November by dressing up as a Derby jockey adorned with a garland of roses.