Miss Universe 1978

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Miss Universe 1978
Miss Universe 1978 Map.PNG
Miss Universe 1978 participating nations and results
Date 24 July 1978
Presenters Bob Barker, Helen O'Connell, Margarita Moran, Corinna Tsopei
Entertainment Robert Goulet and Violines Mágicos de Villafontana
Venue Centro de Convenciones de Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 75
Placements 12
Debuts Lesotho, New Hebrides
Withdrawals Antigua, British Virgin Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Mauritius, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Yugoslavia
Returns Bonaire, Guatemala, Morocco, St. Vincent, Turkey
Winner Margaret Gardiner
 South Africa
Congeniality Sophia Titus
 Trinidad & Tobago
Best National Costume Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan
Photogenic Maribel Fernández
 Costa Rica
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Miss Universe 1978, the 27th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 24 July 1978 at the Centro de Convenciones de Acapulco in Acapulco, Mexico. Margaret Gardiner of South Africa was crowned by Janelle Commissiong of Trinidad & Tobago at the end of the event. This is the first time South Africa won the pageant.



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1978
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Spain - Guillermina Ruiz Domenech
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Belgium - Françoise Moens
  •  Chile - Marianne Müller Prieto
  •  Holland - Karen Gustafsson
  •  Ireland - Lorraine Enriquez
  •  Israel - Dorit Jellinek
  •  Mexico - Alba Margarita Cervera Lavat
  •  Peru - Olga Zumaran Burga


The following celebrities judged the final competition:[1]





  1. ^ "Once More... Who's the Fairest". Los Angeles Times. July 24, 1978. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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