Starting next week, 52 women will vie for the title of Miss America 2017. Ahead of the pageant's preliminary competition, we take a look at the contestants. First up? Miss Alabama Hayley Barber. Talent: Tap dance. Platform: Sight for Small Eyes – advocacy for comprehensive eye examinations at a young age, and fundraising for children with low vision.
Meet Miss Alaska 2016 Kendall Bautista. Talent: Piano. Platform: The Power of One – Making a Difference.