Miss USA 1977

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Miss USA 1977
Date May 14, 1977
Presenters Bob Barker and Helen O'Connell
Entertainment Bobby Vinton
Venue Gillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina
Broadcaster CBS, WCSC-TV
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Kimberly Tomes
Texas Texas
Congeniality Florida Linda Lefevre
Photogenic Illinois Elizabeth Curran

Miss USA 1977, the 26th Miss USA pageant, was televised live by CBS from the Gillard Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 1977.

The pageant was won by Kimberly Tomes of Texas, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Barbara Peterson of Minnesota. Tomes was the first woman from Texas to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1977.

Over 4 months later pageant host Bob Barker would start his 3-year run of hosting Price Is Right in syndication, replacing Dennis James.


Special awards[edit]

  • Congeniality: Linda Lefevre (Florida)
  • Photogenic: Elizabeth Curran (Illinois)


The Miss USA 1977 delegates were:

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