LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just eight contestants are left in the running at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas after the swimsuit
The women who still have a chance to win the crown Sunday night are: Miss Maine Ashley-Lynn Marble, Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham, Miss Texas Ana Rodriguez, Miss South Carolina Courtney Turner, Miss Alabama Madeline Mitchell, Miss Hawaii Angela Byrd, Miss California Alyssa Campanella and Miss Maryland Allyn Rose.
Each won the support of a panel of celebrity judges at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The remaining contestants will have to strut in evening gowns and answer an interview question before the judges declare a winner.
The winner will replace Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih and be America’s representative at Miss Universe in September.
Miss Kentucky Kia Hampton won Miss Congeniality USA, while Miss Arizona Brittany Brannon won Miss Photogenic USA.
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