BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry, is among the top 10 contestants of the Miss USA pageant.
The other states still in the running Sunday night in Baton Rouge are Florida, North Dakota, Georgia, Maryland, California, South Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nevada.
For the first time in Miss USA pageant history, there is a "Save the Queen" opportunity where the audience can vote for the woman they want to stay in to compete with the judges' top five contestants.
The one with the most votes who is not in the judges top five will be "saved" and compete as the sixth contestant.
The winner of the 63rd Miss USA title will represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.