Miss USA 2017 predictions: Who's favored to win the crown?

On Sunday night, women from around the country will compete to become Miss USA 2017, succeeding 2016 winner and Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber.

The 2017 ceremony features contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, who will compete for the coveted title at the Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Competitors who make it through the preliminary rounds will vie for the title by competing in the swimwear, evening gown, final question and final look presentations.

Though the pageant, which is part of the Miss Universe Organization, was formerly owned by President Donald Trump, he sold the organization in 2015 to WME/IMG. Sunday's pageant will be televised at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Fox.

Here are six of the female contestants who are favored to become this year's Miss USA: