Miss America 1979

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Miss America 1979
Date September 9, 1978
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Kylene Barker
Virginia Virginia
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Miss America 1979, the 52nd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 9, 1978 on NBC Network.

Kylene Barker was the first Miss Virginia to win the crown.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss America 1979
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  • Ohio Ohio - Sher Lynnette Patrick
4th runner-up
Top 10

Awards[edit]

Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness
Talent

Delegates[edit]

State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Teresa Cheatham Wellington Vocal 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit
Preliminary Talent
Alaska Alaska Patty-Jo Gentry Valdez
Arizona Arizona Susan Kohler Tempe
Arkansas Arkansas Naylene Vuurens Searcy
California California Christine Louise Acton Chula Vista
Colorado Colorado Catherine Brown Littleton
Connecticut Connecticut Maryalice Flintroy Meriden
Delaware Delaware Janice Anne Albro Claymont Preliminary Swimsuit
Florida Florida Carolyn Cline Brandon Piano and Vocal 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Deborah Mosely Atlanta
Hawaii Hawaii Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey Laie
Idaho Idaho Kimberly Jensen Caldwell
Illinois Illinois Debra Carlson Ottawa
Indiana Indiana Terry Kaiser Etna Green
Iowa Iowa Mary England Davenport
Kansas Kansas Lori Ann Bergen Salina Top 10 Preliminary Talent
Kentucky Kentucky Marcia Bell Lexington Top 10
Louisiana Louisiana Phyllis Kelly Baton Rouge Top 10
Maine Maine Linda Carroll Alfred
Maryland Maryland Caroline JoAnn Donnelly College Park
Massachusetts Massachusetts Rowena Humphrey Worthington
Michigan Michigan Suzanne M. Schemm Essexville
Minnesota Minnesota Sue Erickson Coon Rapids Preliminary Swimsuit
Mississippi Mississippi Cheri Brown Meridian Preliminary Swimsuit
Missouri Missouri Tamara Fister Poplar Bluff
Montana Montana Vanessa Ochsner Missoula
Nebraska Nebraska Guylyn Remmenga Elwood Top 10 Preliminary Talent
Nevada Nevada Megan Anderson Reno
New Hampshire New Hampshire Belinda Bridgeman Merrimack
New Jersey New Jersey Laurie Berchtold Ocean City
New Mexico New Mexico Jennifer Leigh Schubert Hobbs
New York (state) New York Paula Pope Lockport
North Carolina North Carolina Deborah Shook Spruce Pine
North Dakota North Dakota Shelia Lindeman Linton
Ohio Ohio Sher Lynnette Patrick Centerville 3rd runner-up
Oklahoma Oklahoma Kendi Brown Oklahoma City
Oregon Oregon Amy White Portland
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Charmaine Kowalski State College
Rhode Island Rhode Island Lori Leyden Providence
South Carolina South Carolina Mary Diane Toole Aiken
South Dakota South Dakota Jennifer Holt Mitchell
Tennessee Tennessee Jill Beshears Memphis
Texas Texas Sandi Miller Mesquite Top 10
Utah Utah Jami Coombs Tremonton
Vermont Vermont Lisa Volkert Middlebury
Virginia Virginia Kylene Barker Galax Miss America 1979
Washington (state) Washington Laurie Nelson Gig Harbor 4th runner-up
West Virginia West Virginia Ivy Meadows St. Albans
Wisconsin Wisconsin Carin Kizewic Racine
Wyoming Wyoming Kim Pring Cheyenne Non-finalist Talent

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