Real estate mogul Todd Chrisley of the reality TV show Todd Chrisley Knows Best on USA Network has acquired the Miss Florida USA franchise which includes Miss Florida Teen USA. He will take on the role of State Director of both competitions, in partnership with The Miss Universe Organization (which was owned by another real estate mogul Donald Trump for nearly 20 years before he sold it to WME/IMG in September 2015). According to the press release, Chrisley become interested in the business initiative after his daughter Savannah participated in last year’s Miss Teen USA®. (First Daughter Ivanka Trump did not compete in a beauty pageant but she did work as a commentator at the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant.)
The current Miss Florida USA, Linette De Los Santos, will compete at the 2017 Miss USA® event on Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) at 7pm which will be broadcast live on FOX. Todd Chrisley Knows Best will return to USA Network in the fall.