The time has come, and the beautiful 62nd winner of the Miss USA title is here in Las Vegas ready to make the world's knees shake. Set for her inauguration Sunday, only the judges know who will take the crown and stand victorious over her lovely competition. All eyes will be on Las Vegas for the hottest pageant in the world.
A group of 51 beauty queens from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia are preparing to smile and strut their way toward the 62nd Miss USA title.
Reigning queen Nana Meriwether will relinquish her crown and the posh New York apartment that comes with it and usher in her successor during the competition Sunday evening at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Most of the competitors will be quickly sent home.
Contestants will be whittled to 15 after the event's opening fashion show with judging decisions based on competitions and interviews done during the week before the telecast.