Giuliana Rancic On How Miss USA Pageant Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness: “Makes Me Even Happier To Be A Part Of It”

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The 2012 Movie Awards may have been live on MTV Sunday night but so was the Miss USA competition on NBC. Television personalities Guiliana Rancic and Andy Cohen hosted the big event in Las Vegas that ultimately handed over the title of Miss USA to Miss Rhode Island. Olivia Culpo, the new Miss USA, will be concentrating on research on the battle against breast and ovarian cancer, which is something E! News host Rancic can relate to.

In October 2011, the Style Network star announced she had breast cancer and later underwent treatment. Before the pageant even premiered, I got the chance to talk to Giuliana during a conference call in anticipation for the big night. The competition has raised awareness for breast and ovarian cancer awareness, so it seemed taking over hosting duties was a great fit for Giuliana.

“Yes I mean it’s fantastic,” she said of being able to relate to such a cause. “It makes me even happier to be a part of it. So yes. I mean I’m always chatting with the girls seeing what sort of charities they’re involved with and what their platforms are. Of course I always hold a special place in my heart for any of the girls who are out there campaigning for breast cancer awareness and that sort of thing.”

With the help of co-host Cohen and the beautiful women, NBC took in 6.6 million viewers for the big show. Great turn out, but it must have been even sweeter for Giuliana to see that the winner will be researching for the cause she’s all too familiar with.

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