NEW YORK – Jerry Springer and Melanie Brown will co-host the 2008 Miss Universe pageant, which will air live from Nha Trang, Vietnam, on July 13.
Springer, 64, is host of NBC's "America's Got Talent," and Brown, 33, is a special events correspondent for "Access Hollywood." (Brown is also known as Mel B of the Spice Girls.)
The pageant will be televised on NBC and the network's Spanish-language channel Telemundo.
Contestants representing 80 countries are judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
Riyo Mori, a dancer from Japan, won the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico City. She has traveled the globe as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research and legislation.