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Reports: Miss USA coming to Baton Rouge

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago March 13, 2014 Mar 13, 2014 Thursday, March 13 2014 March 13, 2014 7:03 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- A day before East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is scheduled to announce a major media event, social media and Miss USA insiders claim the pageant is making its new home in south Louisiana.

Holden's office said Wednesday he will announce that "Baton Rouge will host a major live entertainment event this year" at a press conference Thursday morning.

Around the same time, Will Henderson, who runs the website thePageantGuy.com, posted a block rooms had been set aside for the pageant at L'Auberge casino. Later he posted, "Miss USA 2014 will be held in Baton Rouge, LA June 8th."

Miss Missouri USA posted on Facebook an official announcement would come from Donald Trump during a network morning broadcast, also set for Thursday. She did not elaborate about the pageant's location.

Officials in Baton Rouge would not budge on the details Wednesday.

Louisiana has become more intriguing for Hollywood -types because of the lucrative tax credit program.

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