Here they come, the Miss America 2018 hopefuls!

The 2018 pageant is almost here and in recent days, the 51 contestants have been warming up with some preliminary contests.

And speaking of heat, the women showcased their slim figures in bikinis in early at the pageant's venue, Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti won the swimsuit round.

Unlike rival contest Miss USA, the Miss America competition features a talent portion. The hopefuls showcased their special skills onstage at a preliminary contest.

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Alaska Angelina Klapperich

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Angelina Klapperich

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Alabamba Jessica Procter

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Jessica Procter

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Arizona MaddieRose Holler

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MaddieRose Holler⋅

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Minnesota Maggie Benton

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Maggie Benton

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss California Jillian Smith

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Jillian Smith

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Colorado Meredith Winnefeld

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Meredith Winnefeld

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Connecticut Eliza Kanner

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Eliza Kanner

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Delaware Chelsea Bruce

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Chelsea Bruce

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey

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Briana Kinsey

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Florida Sara Zeng

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Sara Zeng

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Georgia Alyssa Beasley

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Alyssa Beasley

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Hawaii Kathryn Teruya

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Kathryn Teruya

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Idaho Taylor Lance

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Taylor Lance

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Illinois Abby Foster

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Abby Foster

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Indiana Haley Begay

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Haley Begay

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Iowa Chelsea Dubczak

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Chelsea Dubczak

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Kansas Krystian Fish

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Krystian Fish

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Kentucky Molly Matney

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Molly Matney

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Louisana Laryssa Bonacquisti

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Laryssa Bonacquisti⋅

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Maine Katie Elliott

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Katie Elliott

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Maryland Kathleen Masek

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Kathleen Masek

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Massachusetts Jillian Zucco

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Jillian Zucco

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Michigan Heather Kendrick

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Heather Kendrick

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow

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Brianna Drevlow

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys

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Anne Elizabeth Buys

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis

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Jennifer Davis

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Montana Maddie Murray

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Maddie Murray

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Nebraska Allison Tietjen

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Allison Tietjen

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss New Hampshire Lauren Percy

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Lauren Percy

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel

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Kaitlyn Schoeffel

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss New Mexico Taylor Rey

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Taylor Rey

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss New York Gabrielle Walter

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Gabrielle Walter

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Nevada Andrea Martinez

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Andrea Martinez

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins

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Victoria Huggins

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund

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Cara Mund

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Ohio Sarah Clapper

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Sarah Clapper

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne

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Triana Browne

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Oregon Harley Emery

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Harley Emery

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Pennsylvania Katie Schreckengast

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Katie Schreckengast

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Nicolette Peloquin

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Nicolette Peloquin

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts

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Suzi Roberts

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss South Dakota Miranda Mack

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Miranda Mack

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Tennessee Caty Davis

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Caty Davis

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Texas Margana Wood

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Margana Wood

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Utah JessiKate Riley

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JessiKate Riley

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Vermont Erin Connor

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Erin Connor

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Virginia Cecili Weber

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Cecili Weber

Miss America 2018, Swimsuit Challenge, Miss Washington Nicole Renard

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Nicole Renard

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See More From Miss America 2018 Contestants in Bikinis Before Pageant

Bonacquisti, accompanied by two puppets, performed a ventriloquist act. Miss Rhode Island Nicolette Peloquin performed a tumbling routine. Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow played the piano. Miss Washington Nicole Renard showcased her jazz dance moves.

The 2018 Miss America pageant airs live from Atlantic City on Sunday at 9 p.m.  on ABC.

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