Miss USA 2014: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream (+Favorites, Predictions)

June 8, 2014 Updated: June 8, 2014

Miss USA 2014 will begin at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 8.

The three-hour competition will air live on NBC from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. 

Contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in swimsuit, evening gown, and interview categories.

The show will end with one contestant being crowned Miss USA 2014 by last year’s winner, Erin Brady from Connecticut.

Fans and others are wondering about who the favorites are, along with predictions of winners.

According to oddsmaker Bovada, Miss Alabama Jessica Ahlberg is the favorite with 9/1 odds.

Miss Massachusetts Caroline Lunny comes next with 12/1 odds.

Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich comes third with 14/1 odds.

Miss Texas Lauren Guzman comes next with 14/1 odds as well.

And Miss Utah Angelia Layton also has 14/1 odds.

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Caroline Lunny, Miss Massachusetts USA 2014, competes in her evening gown during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014. (Miss Universe)

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Carlyn Bradarich, Miss Iowa USA 2014, competes in her Kandice Pelletier swimwear and Chinese Laundry shoes during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014. (Miss Universe)

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Miss Texas USA 2014 Lauren Guzman. (Miss Universe)

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Miss Utah USA 2014 Angelia Layton competes in her evening gown during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014.. (Miss Universe)

Miss Nevada and Miss Virginia come next with 18/1 odds each.

Then a number of women–Miss Arizona, Miss California, Miss Illinois, Miss New York, Miss North Carolina, Miss Oklahoma, and Miss Tennessee–have 20/1 odds.

Blog The Great Pageant Community also has Miss Alabama as the favorite to win.

“Her face is stunning. This beauty is not new to American audiences. She has been seen a lot in commercials and has also been part of feature films. She LOVES acting. The only challenge is that she is just 5’6,” it said.

“Again, there have been winners at Miss USA of that height. If her body is fit and attractive, it wont bother her chances. As of now, she is clearly the most popular delegate among the pageant fans. Her beautiful face is the main reason.”

The second favorite is Miss Florida (25/1 odds). “This dancer and exercise-freak was a model in second season of ‘Project Runway,'” the site said.

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Miss Florida USA 2014 Brittany Oldehoff competes in her evening gown during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014.. (Miss Universe)

“She may be one of the fittest girls in the batch. With her gorgeous face and modelling experience, she can set the stage on fire in the prelims. We see her as a wonderful contestant not only for Miss USA, but also for Miss Universe.” 

Next is Miss North Dakota Audra Mari (also 25/1 odds). 

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Miss North Dakota USA 2014 Audra Mari competes in her evening gown during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014.. (Miss Universe)

“Do you guys remember the Miss Teen USA finalist who almost cried on the stage as she talked about her bullying experiences in school?  Yes, she is the one.  She finished second in the pageant and went to speak a lot about her traumatic experiences in school after the pageant.

“In a weight-loss crazy world, she is a fan of ‘carbs’ and has a connection with the pageant-crazy Philippines – her grandpa was raised there. Since she did so well at Miss Teen USA, one can just not afford to take her ‘not seriously’ for Miss USA.”

Fourth for the blog in terms of favorites is Miss Nevada.

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Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA 2014, competes in her Kandice Pelletier swimwear and Chinese Laundry shoes during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014. (Miss Universe)

“Here we have another extra-ordinary doll. She has been a Nanny in Europe! She is modelling from 7 years. She has traveled to 13 countries already. She was a face character for Disney in Hong Kong and USA! Well, this girl is for sure an ACHIEVER!

“Her close friend has been a Miss USA (we wonder who?) and hence she decided to give a shot to the crown. With so much experience experience (particularly modelling) in her belt, this Tae Kwon Do expert can easily kick into the Top 5 and perhaps beyond.”

And rounding out the top 5 favorites list is Miss California.

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Cassandra Kunze, Miss California USA 2014, competes in her evening gown during the 2014 MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday June 4, 2014. (Miss Universe)

“She shares her name with the gorgeous 2nd Runner-up at Miss World 2013 from Ghana. Ballet, volley-ball, dancing interest her a lot and she has traveled to Israel, Costa Rica and Carribean as a student ambassador! This girl, who happens to be named after a tractor, loves to laugh and considers herself to be a very optimistic person.

“With her striking beauty, attractive body and interesting personality, the extra-ordinary lass can easily impress the judges in Miss USA finale.”

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