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, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Kára McCullough

Miss Thailand, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Maria Poonlertlarp

Miss Trinadad & Tobago, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Yvonne Clarke

Miss Malta, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Tiffany Pisani

Miss Japan, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Momoko Abe

Miss Romania, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Iona Mihalache

Miss Malaysia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Samantha James

Miss Namibia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Suné January

Miss Colombia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Laura Gonzales

Miss Canada, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Lauren Howe

Miss Bulgaria, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Nikoleta Todorova

Miss British Virgin Islands, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Khephra Sylvester

Miss Nicaragua, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Berenice Quezada

Miss Kazakhstan, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Kamila Assilova

Miss Finland, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Michaela Söderholm

Miss Peru, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Prissila Howard

Miss Philippines, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Rachel Peters

Miss Slovak Republic, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Vanessa Bottánová

Miss Egypt, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Farah Sedky

Miss Ghana, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Ruth Quarshie

Miss Paraguay, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Ariela Machado

Miss Ethiopia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Akinahome Zergaw

Miss Ukraine, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Yana Krasnikova

Miss Haiti, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Cassandra Chery

Miss Saint Lucia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Louise Victor

Miss US Virgin Islands, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Esonica Veira

Miss Uruguay, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Marisol Acosta

Miss India, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Shraddha Shashidhar

Miss Vietnam, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Loan Nguyen

Miss Spain, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Sofia del Prado

Miss Norway, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Kaja Kojan

Miss Mauritius, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Angie Callychurn

Miss Guam, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Myana Welch

Miss Turkey, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Pinar Tartan

Miss Georgia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Mariam Gogodze

Miss Sri Lanka, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Christina Peiris

Miss Poland, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Katarzyna Włodarek

Miss Austria, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Celine Schrenk

Miss Panama, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Laura de Sanctis

Miss Tanzania, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Lilian Ericaah

Miss Zambia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Isabel Chikoti

Miss South Africa, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Miss Venezuela, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Keysi Sayago

Miss Guatemala, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Isel Suniga

Miss Slovenia, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Emina Ekic

Miss Nigeria, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Stephanie Agbasi

Miss Great Britain, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Anna Burdzy

Miss Mexico, 2017 Miss Universe, Evening Gown Preliminary Competition

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Denise Franco

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.

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