Photos: Miss USA Preliminary

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, competes in the evening gown component of the Miss USA preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center. Contestants who place in the top 15 will have the opportunity to compete for the crown on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA 2013 greets the crowd before the 2014 contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Miss USA contestants compete for a spot in the Top 15 during the preliminary competition on Wednesday at the Baton Rouge River Center.