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See The 2018 Miss USA Contestants In Swimwear

Cosmopolitan Logo By Alex Rees of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 51: Miss Alabama USA, Hannah Brown

Miss Alabama USA, Hannah Brown

The swimsuit competition remains one of the most controversial parts of the Miss USA pageant - at least, that is, until someone flubs an answer in the Q&A round. The swimsuit competition remains one of the most controversial parts of the pageant business - at least, that is, until someone flubs an answer in the Q&A round. To many, it's an archaic, ogle-centric spectacle reducing the contestants to their measurements, and sometimes a dodgy spray tan.

But to many others (including the contestants themselves), it's an opportunity to showcase health and wellness, discipline, and a literal body of hard work. Ahead of the 2018 Miss USA pageant, then, all 51 contestants bared their bikini bodies for the preliminary competition - click through to see them all onstage.

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