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Miss USA 2017 will see 51 contestants from various American states competing for the prestigious title. The event will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. This year's pageant, which will be hosted by Julianne Hough and Terrence J., will be telecast live over the weekend.

Those who do not have access to cable can view the event through live streaming on the official YouTube channel and also on the official website. Alternatively, viewers can watch it here.

Miss USA 2017 will feature a performance by Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE, Pitbull and Brett Eldridge. Famous plus-size model and swimsuit model Ashley Graham will serve as backstage host.

The judges for this year's event include Halima Aden, Carson Kressley, Brook Lee, Nancy Lublin, Jeannie Mai and Janet Mock. Aden is a Somali-American model and is the first woman to compete in a Miss USA state pageant by wearing a hijab and a burkini. Kressley is a television personality, style expert, fashion designer and author, while Lee both won Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1997. Lublin is the founder of Dress for Success, while Mai is an expert in style, a philanthropist, and co-host of television show “The Real.” Lastly, Mock is a famous author, television host and an advocate.

Deshauna Barber from District of Columbia will crown her successor, the new Miss USA 2017, at the end of the event. The winning girl will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2017 competition. Fans of the show can vote for their favourite contestant until Saturday, May 13. On the night of the live broadcast, viewers can continue voting throughout the competition. Meanwhile, check out the names of the contestants below. More details can be found here.

Miss Alabama: Baylee Smith, 20

Miss Alaska: Alyssa London, 27

Miss Arizona: Tommy Lynn Calhoun, 27

Miss Arkansas: Arynn Johnson, 20

Miss California: India Williams, 20

Miss Colorado: Sabrina Janssen, 21

Miss Connecticut: Olga Litvinenko, 27

Miss Delaware: Mia Jones, 21

Miss District Of Columbia: Kára McCullough, 25

Miss Florida: Linette De Los Santos, 25

Miss Georgia: DeAnna Johnson, 21

Miss Hawaii: Julie Kuo, 23

Miss Idaho: Cassie Lewis, 26

Miss Illinois: Whitney Wandland, 25

Miss Indiana: Brittany Winchester, 27

Miss Iowa: Kelsey Weier, 26

Miss Kansas: Catherine Carmichael, 26

Miss Kentucky: Madelynne Myers, 22

Miss Louisiana: Bethany Trahan, 21

Miss Maine: Brooke Harris, 26

Miss Maryland: Adrianna David, 22

Miss Massachusetts: Julia Scaparotti, 25

Miss Michigan: Krista Ferguson, 24

Miss Minnesota: Meridith Gould, 22

Miss Mississippi: Ashley Hamby, 24

Miss Missouri: Bayleigh Dayton, 23

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Miss Montana: Brooke Bezanson, 20

Miss Nebraska: Jasmine Fuelberth, 20

Miss Nevada: Lauren York, 23

Miss New Hampshire: Sarah Mousseau, 26

Miss New Jersey: Chhavi Verg, 20

Miss New Mexico: Ashley Mora, 25

Miss New York: Hannah Lopa, 25

Miss North Carolina: Katie Coble, 27

Miss North Dakota: Raquel Wellentin, 24

Miss Ohio: Dinaleigh Baxter, 24

Miss Oklahoma: Alex Smith, 20

Miss Oregon: Elizabeth Denny, 26

Miss Pennsylvania: Cassandra Angst, 23

Miss Rhode Island: Kelsey Swanson, 23

Miss South Carolina: Megan Gordon, 23,

Miss South Dakota: Tessa Dee, 26,

Miss Tennessee: Allee-Sutton Hethcoat, 25

Miss Texas: Nancy Gonzalez, 27

Miss Utah: Baylee Jensen, 23

Miss Vermont: Madison Cota, 21

Miss Virginia: Jacqueline Carroll, 23

Miss Washington: Alex Carlson-Helo, 23

Miss West Virginia: Lauren Roush, 22,

Miss Wisconsin: Skylar Witte, 19

Miss Wyoming: Mikaela Shaw, 23