Miss USA 1978

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Miss USA 1978
Date April 29, 1978
Presenters Bob Barker and Helen O'Connell
Entertainment Jack Jones
Venue Gillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina
Broadcaster CBS, WCSC-TV
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Judi Andersen
Hawaii Hawaii
Congeniality Vermont Nancy Wierzbicki
Photogenic Tennessee Suzanna Timberlake
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Miss USA 1978, the 27th Miss USA pageant, was televised live by CBS from the Gillard Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina on April 29, 1978.

The pageant was won by Judi Andersen of Hawaii, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kimberly Tomes of Texas. Andersen was the third woman from Hawaii to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as 1st runner-up to Margaret Gardiner of South Africa at Miss Universe 1978.


Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 1978
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 12

Special awards[edit]

  • Congeniality: Nancy Wierzbicki (Vermont)
  • Photogenic: Suzanna Timberlake (Tennessee)


The Miss USA 1978 delegates were:


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