Miss USA Pageant wants Caitlyn Jenner to participate in a big way
Caitlyn Jenner has stolen all the headlines since her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, and the rumors about whether she is joining the Miss USA Pageant as a judge have been widespread. We have the scoop about what's really happening.
The Miss USA Pageant is the only pageant that allows transgender contestants, and they have done so since 2011. While Jenner has not confirmed whether she would like to take on a judging role for this year's competition, which is set to take place on July 12, we have been informed that the organization would love to have her.
In fact, the organization is reportedly reaching out to Jenner to make an offer. This might be a good fit, because Jenner is clearly a fan of the pageant, having revealed to Vanity Fair that when she was trying to come up with her name, she watched the pageant for ideas.
According to the magazine, she also liked the names Heather and Cathy, but Caitlyn stuck out prominently in her mind.
Jenner will not be the first one from her family to serve as a judge on the Miss USA Pageant. Her stepson, Rob Kardashian, was a judge on the 2011 panel. That year, Rob asked beauty queen Olivia Culpo (who is now dating Nick Jonas) if transgender beauty queens should be allowed to compete in the pageant.
Watch Olivia Culpo's Miss USA Pageant response below.
The 2015 Miss USA Pageant airs Sunday, July 12 at 8/7c on NBC.