Get a First Look at All the Miss USA Contestants in Their Swimsuit-Competition Outfits

Asya Branch is preparing to pass down the crown.

On Monday, Nov. 29, the 2021 Miss USA winner will anoint the newest beauty queen at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Okla. As Asya recently wrote on Instagram, “One lucky lady’s life will be forever changed on that night.”

But there’s still quite a lot that needs to happen before judges can choose the next Miss USA. There’s the swimsuit portion of the competition, then evening gowns and, most important, the interview.

So far, there are no obvious frontrunners, but history is already being made. Kataluna Enriquez is representing Nevada this year, marking the first time an openly transgender contestant is competing in the pageant.

Kataluna previously told NPR that she has faced discrimination throughout her pageant experience but said, “When I was young, I always wanted to see someone on the Miss USA stage—someone like me. And it just happened to be that I was the person that I needed to make history.”

“My win is not just a win for the trans community,” Kataluna added. “It’s a win for all women to be represented.”

To see Kataluna and more Miss USA hopefuls model in the swimsuit portion, check out the gallery below!

Miss Alabama

Alex Flanigan

Miss Alaska

Madison Edwards

Miss Arizona

Cassidy Jo Jacks

Miss Arkansas

Stephanie Barber

Miss California

Sabrina Lewis

Miss Colorado

Olivia Lorenzo

Miss Connecticut

Amanda Torchia

Miss Delaware

Drew Sanclemente

Miss District of Columbia

Sasha Perea

Miss Florida

Ashley Bareto

Miss Georgia

Cora Griffen

Miss Hawaii

Allison Chu

Miss Idaho

Katarina Schweitzer

Miss Illinois

Sydni Bennett

Miss Indiana

A’Niyah Birdsong

Miss Iowa

Katie Wadman

Miss Kansas

Gracie Hunt

Miss Kentucky

Elle Smith

Miss Louisiana

Tanya Crowe

Miss Maine

VeronicaIris Bates

Miss Maryland

Layilah Nasser

Miss Massachusetts

Sarah de Souza

Miss Michigan

Taylor Hale

Miss Minnesota

Katarina Spasojevic

Miss Mississippi

Bailey Anderson

Miss Missouri

Joye Forrest

Miss Montana

Jami Forseth

Miss Nebraska

Erika Etzelmiller

Miss Nevada

Kataluna Enriquez

Miss New Hampshire

Taylor Fogg

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