Miss International 1979

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Miss International 1979
Date November 12, 1979
Venue Mielparque, Tokyo, Japan
Entrants 43
Withdrawals Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Switzerland
Returns Malta, Portugal, Thailand, Yugoslavia
Winner Melanie Marquez
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Miss International 1979 was held on November 12, 1979 at the Mielparque in Tokyo, Japan. The 15-year-old Melanie Marquez earned Philippines' third Miss International crown.



Final results Contestant
Miss International 1979
1st runner-up
  •  USA - Anna Maria Rapagna
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Finland - Kate Elizabeth Nyberg
4th runner-up




  •  Malaysia - Nancie Foo---she collapsed on the finals night
  •   Switzerland - Gaby Bosshard (Europe '78)