Miss Universe 1978

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 and Tobago at the end of the event. This is the first time South Africa won the pageant.

Miss Universe 1978
Miss Universe 1978 opening titles.jpg
Date24 July 1978
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueCentro de Convenciones de Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico
BroadcasterCBS (international)
Televisa (official broadcaster)
Entrants80
Placements12
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerMargaret Gardiner
 South Africa
CongenialitySophia Titus
 Trinidad and Tobago
Best National CostumeAlamjeet Kaur Chauhan
 India
PhotogenicMaribel Fernández
 Costa Rica
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ResultsEdit

 
Miss Universe 1978 participating nations and results

PlacementsEdit

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1978
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
  •   Spain – Guillermina Ruiz Domenech
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 12
  •   Belgium – Françoise Moens
  •   Chile – Marianne Müller Prieto
  •   Holland – Karen Gustafsson
  •   Ireland – Lorraine Enriquez
  •   Israel – Dorit Jellinek
  •   Mexico – Alba Margarita Cervera Lavat
  •   Peru – Olga Zumaran Tapullima


Final CompetitionEdit

  Winner
  First runner-up
  Second runner-up
  Third runner-up
  Fourth runner-up
(#) Rank in each round of competition
Nation Interview Swimsuit Evening Gown Semifinal Average
  South Africa 6.791 (3) 6.590 (4) 6.373 (5) 6.584 (4)
  United States 8.155 (1) 7.855 (1) 7.482 (2) 7.830 (1)
  Spain 6.500 (5) 6.870 (3) 7.545 (1) 6.971 (3)
  Colombia 6.645 (4) 6.282 (6) 6.545 (4) 6.490 (5)
  Sweden 7.518 (2) 7.300 (2) 7.355 (3) 7.391 (2)
  Belgium 6.230 (6) 6.364 (5) 5.709 (6) 6.101 (6)
  Chile 5.073 (9) 5.064 (7) 4.536 (9) 4.891 (7)
  Israel 5.260 (8) 4.280 (8) 4.945 (7) 4.828 (8)
  Mexico 5.320 (7) 3.260 (11) 4.145 (10) 4.241 (9)
  Ireland 3.889 (12) 3.800 (9) 4.756 (8) 4.148 (10)
  Peru 4.422 (10) 3.718 (10) 3.573 (11) 3.904 (11)
  Holland 3.911 (11) 2.890 (12) 3.573 (11) 3.458 (12)

JudgesEdit

The following celebrities judged the final competition:[1]

ContestantsEdit

NotesEdit

DebutsEdit

ReturnsEdit

Last competed in 1964:

Last competed in 1969:

Last competed in 1975:

Last competed in 1976:

WithdrawalsEdit

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AwardsEdit

General referencesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit