A new Miss USA will be crowned Sunday during the two-hour event taking place in Las Vegas for the second year in a row.
They each immigrated to the U.S.at young ages as their families. The victor of Miss USA 2017 will represent the country at the global Miss Universe beauty pageant.
The women from Florida, North Dakota, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey told The Associated Press this week they have faced challenges and opportunities as immigrants.
Dancing with the Stars judge Julianne Hough and Terrence J will host, with Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl Ashley Graham joining as backstage host.
Grammy Award-winning performer, songwriter and entrepreneur Pitbull and CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge will perform on Sunday night, the Miss Universe Organisation said in a statement.
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We knew because we were watching but they were very focused. It is fantastic for us too but we want to win the title. We couldn't afford to lose the game today.
The victor will succeed Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016.
"I'm ready to compete and take on the job of Miss USA". The Miss USA Preliminary Competition airs tonight, May 11, and the ladies will compete for a spot in the semifinals at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
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