COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Nearly 100 women from across the state will compete for the crowns of Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2017 this weekend in Columbus, Ga.
The competition began on Tuesday and ends on Saturday. It's happening at the Bill Heard Theatre at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in uptown Columbus, Ga.
The winners will represent Georgia at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September and Miss America's Outstanding Teen in Orlando in August.
PHOTOS: Miss Georgia 2017 contestants
PHOTOS: Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2017
(All photos provided by Miss Georgia Pageant)
Two years ago, Miss Georgia 2016 Betty Cantrell went on to be crowned Miss America.
Photos | Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell
Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell
More about this year's contestants: