The 2013 Miss USA pageant is just over a week away, and the contestants started their preparations for next Sunday night's big event with a paddle board race at the GO Pool inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miss Rhode Island Brittany Stenovitch, Miss Ohio Kristin Smith, Miss Texas Ali Nugent and Miss Delaware Rachel Baiocco were all in on the action and will be among the hopefuls next week to take the crown from reigning Miss USA Nana Meriwether.

The 2013 Miss USA Competition airs live from PH Live inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on NBC on June 16th at 9pm, and features a performance from the reunited Jonas Brothers.

Check out all the contestants and vote for your favorite at

The winner of the fan vote will automatically qualify for the semifinals!