Miss Alabama USA gets her hair done backstage before the preliminary competition.
Miss Florida USA gets her hair touched up while Miss Maryland USA and Miss Connecticut USA stand by backstage.
Miss California USA, Miss Arkansas USA, Miss Arizona USA, and Miss Alaska USA wait in line to walk onstage.
Miss Kentucky poses backstage before the evening gown part of the preliminary competition.
Miss Louisiana USA makes a quick change into her bathing suit for the preliminary competition.
Miss Oklahoma USA heads backstage to change into her swimsuit after the evening gown part of the competition.
Miss Ohio USA gets her curls touched up before the bathing suit part of prelims.
Miss New York USA puts on a fierce face for the preliminary competition.
Miss Oregon USA and Miss Rhode Island USA pose backstage before prelims.
Miss Michigan USA waves in backstage before the bathing suit portion of the competition.