Miss USA 1979

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Miss USA 1979
Date April 30, 1979
Presenters Bob Barker
Venue Gulf Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Mississippi
Broadcaster CBS, WJTV
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Mary Therese Friel
New York New York
Congeniality Wyoming Pam Williams
Photogenic New Mexico Michele Sandoval

Miss USA 1979, the 28th Miss USA pageant, was televised live by CBS from the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on April 30, 1979.

The pageant was won by Mary Therese Friel of New York, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Judi Andersen of Hawaii. Friel was the second woman from New York to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1979.


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The Miss USA 1979 delegates were:

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