Miss USA 1980

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Miss USA 1980
Date May 15, 1980
Presenters Bob Barker and Helen O'Connell
Entertainment Donny Osmond
Venue Gulf Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Mississippi
Broadcaster CBS, WJTV
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Shawn Weatherly
South Carolina South Carolina
Congeniality Montana Robbin English
Photogenic Arizona Jineane Ford
Ohio Kim Thomas

Miss USA 1980, the 29th Miss USA pageant, was televised live on May 15 from the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on CBS.

The pageant was won by Shawn Weatherly of South Carolina, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Mary Therese Friel of New York. Weatherly would later win the Miss Universe 1980 pageant, and first runner-up Jineane Ford of Arizona became Miss USA.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 1980
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 12

Weatherly won Miss Universe 1980. Due to protocol, Weatherly resigns her title as Miss USA 1980. 1st runner-up, Jineane Ford, replaces her as Miss USA.

Semifinal Scores[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best State Costume
  • Ohio Ohio - Elizabeth Kim Thomas

Delegates[edit]

The Miss USA 1980 delegates were:

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