"Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell
, along with actor/singer Carlos Ponce
, will host NBC'S broadcast of “Miss Universe 2006” live from the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, on Sunday, July 23 at 9:00p.m. ET.
This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Miss Universe competition, and its first time broadcasting in the United States in eight years. The last show hosted by the United States was held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1998.
In addition, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley
, who provided the skybox commentary for the 2006 Miss USA Pageant, returns to reprise the same role for Miss Universe 2006 with former Miss USA (and Miss Universe 2004 first runner-up) Shandi Finnessey, who will also provide her unique insight.