about Pageant Place

Meet the beauty queens of Pageant Place -- the gorgeous pageant girls who put on their sexiest swimsuits, biggest smiles and won the titles of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe. Ever wonder what it would be like to slip into a sash and walk in the high-heeled shoes of headline makers like former Miss USA Tara Conner or Miss Teen USA Katie Blair? Well, here's your chance! Did you know that every year, the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe live together in a luxurious NYC apartment owned by real estate and business mogul Donald Trump? It's true! And consistent with the business they're in, within the walls of that gorgeous flat, the crowned princesses constantly vie to be the center of attention. But the only way to truly know what goes on behind closed doors is to take up residence in Pageant Place, and that's what MTV is doing with Miss USA Rachel Smith, Miss Teen USA Katie Blair and Miss Universe Riyo Mori. With old pageant pro Tara Conner by their sides, we'll be right there as they maneuver through a whole new world of photographers and endless appearances at events where they're always expected to look poised and perky. We'll see that sometimes it's hard to smile when things just aren't going their way. Behind the evening gowns and glamour lie catfights, late nights and plenty of tabloid fodder. Given unprecedented access, MTV opens the doors to Pageant Place and shows you what it's really like to be a beauty queen, behind-the-scenes when they take off their crowns and let their hair down. Nothing is off limits. Experience the magic and the drama of what it's like for these girls to wear one of those coveted Mikimoto crowns -- from adjusting to their newfound fame to maintaining a grueling schedule to dealing with endless in-house jealousy. Some can handle the pressure, some can't. Remember when former Miss USA Tara Conner's out-of-control lifestyle was splashed across the tabloids? Then, right after Tara emerged from rehab, she passed her crown on to Rachel Smith, who had her own brush with intense publicity after falling on the runway at the Miss Universe pageant. It's not easy being a beauty queen. As Rachel Smith, Katie Blair and Riyo Mori find themselves plucked from near obscurity and placed into the fishbowl of being winners of the most prestigious pageants in the world, we'll be there to experience all the triumphs, fun and drama. Welcome to Pageant Place.