If you haven't been picked for Miss USA this year, don't throw away your swimsuit. The beauty contest is turning to the public to find a wild-card contestant.

Miss USA Olivia Jordan attends 8th Annual Shorty Awards Red Carpet And Awards Ceremony at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

The Miss Universe Organization said Wednesday it will conduct an online search for a candidate to join the 51 contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the live June 5 telecast on Fox.

To be considered, hopefuls should post three photos or videos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag (hash)FindingMiss52 and explain why they would be a worthy candidate.

A panel will then select 10 finalists based on creativity, personality and a web interview. Fans can weigh in beginning on May 10 by voting on Twitter or at the Miss USA site.

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