A bevy of beauties will gather on Sunday for the Miss USA 2013 pageant where 51 contestants will be narrowed down to 15 semifinalists before a winner is chosen. The contestants from Alabama to Wyoming including Washington D.C. will don bikinis, evening gowns and showcase their talents competing for the crown at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
The 62nd annual pageant will air live on Sunday beginning at 9 p.m. EST on NBC (check your local listings for the channel). The Miss USA contest as well as the preliminary competition, which begins at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday, will also be available to watch via live stream through Ustream here.
15 of the 51 contestants, one of which to be voted in by fans, will be selected to compete for the crown on Sunday. Judges for the competition include: Bob Harper, designer Betsey Johnson, Bravo star NeNe Leakes, “Hot in Cleveland” star Wendie Malick, “Duck Dynasty” actress Jessica Robertson, footballer Larry Fitzgerald, former WWE Diva Nikki Bella, correspondent Mo Rocca and singer Christina Milian.
From now until Saturday, fans of Miss USA can vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals on the official Miss USA Facebook page or on www.missusa.com before the show on Sunday. A full list of contestants along with photos can be viewed here.
The Miss USA competition is part of the Miss Universe Organization, owned by Donald Trump and NBC, since its creation in 1952 launched by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, Calif. Miss USA contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 27-years-old to compete and the winner goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, which will be held in Russia this year for the first time ever.