Miss Universe 1978

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Miss Universe 1978
Miss Universe 1978 opening titles.jpg
Date24 July 1978
PresentersBob Barker, Helen O'Connell, Margarita Moran, Corinna Tsopei
EntertainmentRobert Goulet and Violines Mágicos de Villafontana
VenueCentro de Convenciones de Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico
BroadcasterCBS (international)
Televisa (official broadcaster)
Entrants75
Placements12
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerMargaret Gardiner
 South Africa
CongenialitySophia Titus
 Trinidad & Tobago
Best National CostumeAlamjeet Kaur Chauhan
 India
PhotogenicMaribel 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.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1978
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Spain - Guillermina Ruiz Domenech
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Semi-finalists
  •  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

Judges[edit]

The following celebrities judged the final competition:[1]

Contestants[edit]

Notes[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

General references[edit]

  • West, Donald (ed.). "Miss Universe 1978". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]