It’s almost time for the Miss Universe 2017 pageant!
Almost 100 women from around the world, including Miss USA Kára McCullough (formerly Miss District of Columbia), will be competing in the annual event, which takes place at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday.
Earlier this week, the contestants modeled some seriously stunning evening gowns at a preliminary competition.
Steve Harvey returns to host the Miss Universe pageant, marking his third time. Fergie and Rachel Platten will perform onstage, while model Ashley Graham will serve as a backstage host. Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere from France will crown her successor at the end of the three-hour show.
Miss USA talked to E! News a few days ago about how she’s preparing for the contest.
“I’m making sure my mental psyche is always very leveled and sane,” she said. I try to go to the gym at least three times a week and I’m just like, you know, staying well-informed with what’s going on in the news because as Miss USA, as a contestant, it’s always important to always have an opinion about things that are going on.”
She said she has been eating “very whole meals” made up of cooked vegetables, lean meats and fish.
“I’m nervous, I’m excited,” she said. “I’m just like kind of in an area of just like euphoria right now because I’m still in shock at the fact that I get to represent USA at the Miss Universe competition.”
The 2017 Miss Universe pageant will air live on FOX on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.