Mario Lopez to Host Miss Teen USA Pageant Again

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Life is none too shabby for Mario Lopez.

Instead of receiving attention for poorly made sex tapes like a former Saved by the Bell co-star named Dustin Diamond, he's being paid to have good, clean fun with young, beautiful women.

Indeed, the Dancing with the Stars hunk is coming back for a third round as host of the Miss Teen USA pageant in Pasadena, Calif., on August 24. It's an event that has not been without controversy.

The Donald Trump-owned pageant will crown a new winner to take over for Katie Blair, the 2006 champ who sparked controversy last year over her behavior with Miss USA Tara Conner. For those that missed out on this past celebrity news, we can sum it up with four words:

Girl. On. Girl. Action. 

Despite allegations of improper conduct and partying, Blair and Conner were allowed to keep their crowns and serve out their years.

Lopez, who's also handled tiara duties for Miss USA and Miss America, will be joined at this year's pageant by a pair of performers: singer Kat DeLuna and the Jonas Brothers, organizers told People magazine.

We assume his girlfriend, Karina Smirnoff, won't be far away, either.


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