The preliminary competition for the 2017 Miss Universe beauty pageant held on Monday, 20th of November at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
At the prelims, the contestants showed off their swimwear and evening gowns to some judges to help them get a spot in the semi-finals. So far, the contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas.
Our African queens were also part of the preliminary process.
Check out their looks below.
Photo Credit: HO/The Miss Universe Organization; Missosology.org