Miss Universe 2017 Contestants Model Bikinis in Preliminary Competition

Beauty queens from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas to compete for the title

By McKenna Aiello Nov 24, 2017 9:09 PMTags
Watch: How Kara McCullough Is Preparing for Miss Universe Pageant

It's almost time for a new Miss Universe to be crowned! 

Over 90 beauty queens from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas to compete for the ultra-coveted title, and plenty of preliminary competitions are well underway before Sunday's main event. 

As always, the swimsuit competition draws plenty of attention to the contestants' impressive physiques and flair for stylish bikinis. It's no different this time around, with frontrunners including Miss Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp, Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and more vying for the top spot

E! News recently caught up with Miss USA as she geared up for yet another moment in the spotlight. "I'm a little bit of everything. I'm nervous, I'm excited," Kàra admitted. "I'm just in this area of euphoria right now because I'm still in shock that I get to represent USA at the Miss Universe competition."

Check out the absolutely stunning (and talented!) Miss Universe 2017 hopefuls below!

Miss USA

Kára McCullough

Miss Argentina

Stefanía Incandela

Miss Australia

Olivia Rogers

Miss Bahamas

Yasmin Cooke

Miss Brazil

Monalysa Alcântara

Miss Bulgaria

Nikoleta Todorova

Miss Cambodia

By Sotheary

Miss Canada

Lauren Howe

Miss China

Roxette Qiu

Miss Costa Rica

Elena Correa

Miss France

Alicia Aylies

Miss Germany

Sophia Koch

Miss Great Britain

Anna Burdzy

Miss Guyana

Rafieya Husain

Miss Honduras

April Tobie

Miss Iceland

Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir

Miss India

Shraddha Shashidhar

Miss Indonesia

Bunga Jelitha

Miss Israel

Adar Gandelsman

Miss Jamaica

Davina Bennett

Miss Korea

Cho SeWhee

Miss Lebanon

Jana Sader

Miss Malaysia

Samantha James

Miss Mexico

Denise Franco

Miss Nicaragua

Berenice Quezada

Miss Nigeria

Stephanie Agbasi

Miss Panama

Laura de Sanctis

Miss Philippines

Rachel Peters

Miss Poland

Katarzyna Włodarek

Miss Romania

Iona Mihalache

View More Photos From Miss Universe 2017 Swimsuit Competition
This year's Miss Universe pageant will be hosted by Steve Harvey alongside supermodel Ashley Graham, who will interact with contestants backstage. Both Fergie and Rachel Platten have been tapped as performers. res judges Jay ManuelRoss Mathews and Pia Wurtzbach, anairs Sunday night at 7 p.m. only on Fox.

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