The Miss USA 2017 will be announced in just a few hours in a grand finale ceremony that will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Wellentin emigrated from the Philippines.
Baylee Smith is representing Alabama tonight as the contestants in the Miss USA 2017 pageant take the stage in Las Vegas.
They each immigrated to the U.S.at young ages as their families. Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title this year were born in other countries and now US citizens.
Trump co-owned The Miss Universe Organization with NBCUniversal, but the network and the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision quickly cut ties with him, refusing to air the show.
The victor will succeed Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016. Ashley Graham will return as backstage host and Brett Eldredge, Pitbull and the cast of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: One" are scheduled to perform during the telecast. After working for so many days and participating in the preliminary competition, the 51 contestants of the Miss USA beauty pageant are all set for the grand finale.
Transgender women have been allowed to compete in Miss USA and Miss Universe since 2012, when Canada's Jenna Talackova became the first trans entrant in Miss Universe.