Fadil Berisha Miss USA video, Donald Trump's TV instincts succeed again
By April MacIntyre May 12, 2010, 14:58 GMT
Miss USA\'s secret weapon- Curtis Stone here with recovering Bret Michaels - NBC Universal\'s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party - Arrivals - Langham Hotel - Pasadena, CA. USA © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
There’s been a whole lot of buzz surrounding a very sexy Vegas-themed photo shoot from Fadil Berisha featuring pageant contestants.
Below is the behind-the-scenes interview clip from the set of that shoot. Hear from the contestants and Fadil, the photographer, as they shoot the “Waking Up In Vegas” set that’s causing so much controversy.
Donald Trump not only knows how to manipulate and score in real estate deals, he has a savvy when it comes to reality TV overall. His "Celebrity Apprentice" is achieving high ratings as he readies "The Apprentice" for a new season on NBC.
Trump is using one of his most appealing Celebrity Apprentice contestants, Curtis Stone, to dress up a revamped Miss USA that promises to not be your mother's beauty competition.
Despite the flak that the Miss USA Pageant organization for the series of risqué photos featuring this year's contestants, Trump is loving it.
For their official competition portrait, the 51 women, most of whom are in their early 20s, have traded in their traditional ball gowns and tiaras to seductively pose in lacy lingerie while lounging around in bed.
Trump, the owner and EP for the Miss Universe organization and broadcast, voiced says that he has "no problem with it."
"We are in a different age. They are a little bit sexy but I'll tell you what – everybody's watching, so I have no problems with it," Trump, 63, told The Insider television show. "If you look at Miss America, it's now off network television – and we're doing better than ever, so I really have no problem with it."
"The Miss USA Pageant and the Miss Universe Pageant just got renewed for three years by NBC. The ratings have been terrific."
"Waking Up In Vegas"
Hot, sexy, sensual and classy are a few words used to describe the 2010 Miss USA photo shoot with photographer Fadil Berisha.
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