Contestants from 50 states plus the District of Columbia competed in the preliminary contest of the Miss USA 2017 pageant. The event was held in May 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas which kicked-off at around 10pm Eastern Time.

The beautiful ladies from across United States proudly showed off their curves while wearing Yandy swimsuits, the official swimsuit of the Miss USA 2017 pageant.

The judges of the preliminary competition are:

Halima Aden – 19-year-old Somali-American model who was the first contestant to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in a hijab and burkini.

Vanessa Gringer – Senior Director of Commercial Endorsements and Business Development at WME|IMG.

Nancy Lublin – Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line.

Nick Light – Senior Vice President of Artist Development and Touring for Sony Music Entertainment.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee. She is the only Native Hawaiian to ever capture the Miss Universe Crown.

Maura McGreevy – Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at IMG.

Check out the 51 contestants of the Miss USA 2017 in their swimsuits in the gallery below. Who is your favorite? Who do you think stood out from the rest?

Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas to see who will become Miss USA 2017.

Photo: HO/The Miss Universe Organization