Miss West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky compete in the preliminary rounds of the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas this week. The conclusion will be televised Sunday.
In this photo provided by the Miss Universe Organization, Miss North Dakota USA 2013, Stephanie Erickson; Miss Ohio USA 2013, Kristin Smith; Miss Oklahoma USA 2013, Makenzie Muse; and Miss Oregon USA 2013, Gabrielle Neilan; compete in their swimsuits during the 2013 Miss USA Competition Preliminary Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday June 12, 2013. She will compete for the title of Miss USA 2013 and the coveted Miss USA Diamond Nexus Crown on June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization, Darren Decker)