It’s almost time for a new Miss Universe to be crowned!
Over 90 beauty queens from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas to compete for the ultra-coveted title, and plenty of preliminary competitions are well underway before Sunday’s main event.
As always, the swimsuit competition draws plenty of attention to the contestants’ impressive physiques and flair for stylish bikinis. It’s no different this time around, with frontrunners including Miss Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp, Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and more vying for the top spot.
E! News recently caught up with Miss USA as she geared up for yet another moment in the spotlight. “I’m a little bit of everything. I’m nervous, I’m excited,” Kàra admitted. “I’m just in this area of euphoria right now because I’m still in shock that I get to represent USA at the Miss Universe competition.”
Check out the absolutely stunning (and talented!) Miss Universe 2017 hopefuls below!
This year’s Miss Universe pageant will be hosted by Steve Harvey alongside supermodel Ashley Graham, who will interact with contestants backstage. Both Fergie and Rachel Platten have been tapped as performers.
The competition features judges Jay Manuel, Ross Mathews and Pia Wurtzbach, anairs Sunday night at 7 p.m. only on Fox.
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