New Miss USA Will Be Crowned Sunday

Carley Margolis  FilmMagic

Carley Margolis FilmMagic

Contestants representing each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are gearing up to compete for the Miss USA 2017 crown and sash at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Wellentin emigrated from the Philippines.

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber will pass on her title to a new pageant queen this Sunday, May 14. The women, who are representing Florida, North Dakota, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey in the pageant, are all USA citizens. (Remember: Miss USA takes one victor from every state plus Washington, D.C.) The pageant victor will earn the title, an apartment in New York City and a variety of other perks during her reign, plus the opportunity to compete at Miss Universe.

The women from Florida, North Dakota, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey told The Associated Press this week they have faced challenges and opportunities as immigrants.

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The interview on Fox comes after a week of intense scrutiny of Trump following his unexpected dismissal of Comey. Trump earlier Friday issued a cryptic threat to Comey amid a flood of leaks to the media from the White House.

Trump co-owned The Miss Universe Organization with NBCUniversal, but the network and the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision quickly cut ties with him, refusing to air the show. 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. It features hosts Julianne Hough, Ashley Graham and Terrence J.

Smith won the title of Miss Alabama High School in 2014 when she was a junior at Hillcrest High School and competed twice in the Miss USA Teen pageant.

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