SLIDESHOW: Miss USA 2016 contestants

SLIDESHOW: Miss USA 2016 contestants

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The Miss USA pageant begins on Sunday with 52 women from all over the country competing for the title of Miss USA.

Ranging in ages from 19 to 26, these women have competed in competitions across the country to make it to this point, hoping to move on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe Pageant.

This year's Miss Mississippi USA is Haley Sowers, 22, of Meridian. She is a recent graduate from Mississippi State University where she earned a bachelor's degree. Sowers enjoys giving back and wants to bring awareness to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Catch the broadcast of the pageant Sunday at 6 p.m.