Miss USA 2016 Photos: See All 52 Beauty Queens In Evening Gown Competition

The competition is on as the Miss USA 2016 contestants strut their best looks on stage during the preliminary event. Las Vegas was witness to the ladies' first outing at the T-Mobile Arena. A total of 52 contestants are vying for the ultimate prize -- the crown and the chance to represent the United States of America in the Miss Universe pageant. See the girls in evening gown dresses below and tell us which one is your favorite!

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During the preliminary competition, the women modeled swimwear and evening gowns. The judges for this first viewing were Fred Nelson, Joey Boukadakis, Keltie Knight, Kristin Conte, Nick Phelps and Rebecca Bienstock. They will determine the Top 15 that will be revealed during the live telecast.

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Two Latinas are participating in this year's pageant, down from eight last year. Daniella Rodriguez from Texas and Nadia Mejia from California are representing our Hispanic heritage at Miss USA 2016. 

The live telecast of Miss USA 2016 will air on Sunday, June 5 on the FOX network. The T-Mobile Arena in Vegas will also hold the stage for the pageant that will see a new beauty queen crowned. The Miss USA 2016 main show will be hosted by Julianne Hough and Terrence Jenkins. Both will be joined by Ashley Graham from backstage that will have the inside scoop and all the drama from behind the scenes. Musical performers inlcude Chris Young and Backstreet Boys. Judges for the telecast are Ali LandryCrystle StewartJoe Zee and Laura Brown.

The girls have been in Las Vegas all week rehearsing for the show and prepping to make things go smoothly in hopes of winning. Olivia Jordan, who represented Oklahoma, is the current titleholder. She went on to represent the USA in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant where she placed as second-runner up behind winner Pia Wurtzback and first runner-up Ariadna Gutiérrez.

Miss USA 2016 Competition Photos

The preliminary competition saw all 52 beauty queens model their evening gowns. See all the looks here! MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Alabama

Peyton Brown representing the state of Alabama. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Alaska

Ariane Audett representing the state of Alaska. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Arizona

Chelsea Myers representing the state of Arizona. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Arkansas

Abby Floyd representing the state of Arkansas. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: California

Nadia Mejia representing the state of California. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Colorado

Caley-Rae Pavillard representing the state of Colorado. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Conneticut

Tiffany Teixeira representing the state of Conneticut. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Deleware

Alexandra Verontsova representing the state of Deleware. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: District Of Columbia

Deshauna Barber representing the District Of Columbia. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Florida

Brie Gabrielle representing the state of Florida. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Georgia

Emanii Davis representing the state of Georgia. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Hawaii

Chelsea Hardin representing the state of Hawaii. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Idaho

Sydney Halper representing the state of Idaho. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Illinois

Zena Malak representing the state of Illinois. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Indiana

Morgan Abel representing the state of Indiana. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Iowa

Alissa Morrison representing the state of Iowa. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Kansas

Victoria Wiggins representing the state of Kansas. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Kentucky

Kyle Hornback representing the state of Kentucky. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Louisiana

Maaliyah Papillion representing the state of Louisiana. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Maine

Marisa Butler representing the state of Maine. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Maryland

Christine Denny representing the state of Maryland. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Massachusetts

Whitney Sharpe representing the state of Massuchesetts. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Michigan

Susie Leica representing the state of Michigan. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Minnesota

Bridget Jacobs representing the state of Minnesota. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Miss 52

Alexandra Miller was voted for fans and became Miss 52. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Mississippi

Haley Sowers representing the state of Mississippi. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Missouri

Sydnee Stottlemyre representing the state of Missouri. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Montana

Sibahn Doxey representing the state of Montana. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Nebraska

Sarah Hollins representing the state of Nebraska. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Nevada

Emelina Adams representing the state of Nevada. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Pennsylvania

Elena LaQuatra representing the state of Pennsylvania. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: New Hampshire

Jessica Strohm representing the state of New Hampshire. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: New Jersey

Jessielyn Palumbo representing the state of New Jersey. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: New Mexico

Naomie Germain representing the state of New Mexico. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: New York

Serena Bucaj representing the state of New York. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: North Carolina

Devin Gant representing the state of North Carolina. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: North Dakota

Hailey Maas representing the state of North Dakota. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Ohio

Megan Wise representing the state of Ohio. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Oklahoma

Taylor Gorton representing the state of Oklahoma. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Oregon

Natriana Shorter representing the state of Oregon. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Rhode Island

Theresa Agonia representing the state of Rhode Island. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: South Carolina

Leah Lawson representing the state of South Carolina. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: South Dakota

Madison McKeown representing the state of South Dakota. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Tennessee

Hope Stephens representing the state of Tennessee. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Texas

Daniella Rodriguez representing the state of Texas. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Utah

Teale Murdock representing the state of Utah. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Vermont

Neely Fortune representing the state of Vermont. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Virginia

Desi Williams representing the state of Virginia. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Washington

Kelsey Schmidt representing the state of Washington. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: West Virginia

Nichole Greene representing the state of West Virginia. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Wisconsin

Kate Redeker representing the state of Wisconsin. MUO/DarrenDecker

Miss USA 2016 Photos: Wyoming

Autumn Olson representing the state of Wyoming. MUO/DarrenDecker

Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.