According to The Miami Herald, officials were scheduled to have a talk Tuesday afternoon about hosting the Miss USA 2012 pageant in Miami Beach. They will discuss the costs and benefits of bringing the pageant to the city.
ACT Productions and the Green modeling agency have been negotiating with pageant representatives to move the contest from Las Vegas to Miami Beach, Max Sklar, of the Miami Beach Tourism and Cultural Development Department, told the Herald.
But pageant representatives may be asking the city to pay up to $1 million to host the event, the Herald reported. They originally asked for $3 million.
While a Miss Universe representative said that the talks were only preliminary, members of ACT stressed the importance of the event for Miami Beach tourism. The last time Miami Beach hosted the pageant was in the 1960s.