Philippine-born Raquel Wellentin is representing the state of North Dakota in this year's competition.
Fifty-one women are vying for the title of Miss USA in a decades-old event that features beauties from each state and the nation's capital outfitted in dazzling dresses and swimsuits.
Transgender activist, bestselling author and former anchor of MSNBC's Shift series, So POPular!, Janet Mock will join five other judges on the panel that decides who will be Miss USA 2017, this Sunday in Las Vegas.
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This particular pageant is no longer owned by President Donald Trump, who sold it to WME/IMG in 2015 along with the rest of the Miss Universe organization.
The victor will succeed Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016.
This year the event will be hosted by actress and dancer Julianne Hough, model Ashley Graham and TV personality Terrence J.
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Grammy Award-winner Pitbull and CMA Award-winner Brett Eldredge will perform. After working for so many days and participating in the preliminary competition, the 51 contestants of the Miss USA beauty pageant are all set for the grand finale. The broadcast will also include a performance from a Cirque du Soleil show based on Michael Jackson songs.
The victor of Sunday's pageant will compete in the Miss Universe contest.
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