Giuliana Rancic is back as the host of the annual Miss USA Competition, airing live from Las Vegas Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. In 2013, she is joined by Nick Jonas, who says he is glad to be standing next to an experience pageant host.
“My plan is take Giuliana’s lead,” says Jonas. “She’s the pro here.”
But Giuliana knows Nick is going to be fine.
“Nick has been on countless stages performing in front of tons of people, which obviously I can’t even get close to,” says Rancic. “He’s done so many shows. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, I think we’re going to have a good time.”
In addition to hosting, Nick will be joined by his brothers, Joe and Kevin, to perform for the pageant.
“We are actually doing a medley of songs from the new record, I’m very excited,” says Nick. “We’re premiering a new song on the show, it’s going to be kind of worked into the show with the contestants and all that they’re doing. … We’re excited to get back on stage together.”
But will Nick be looking for love at the pageant?
“I am single at the moment, so I’m obviously very excited for this show,” cracks Jonas.
“No, it’ll be a great time,” he laughs.