Miss Universe 1979

Miss Universe 1979
Miss Universe 1979 opening titles.jpg
Date 20 July 1979[a]
Presenters
Entertainment Donny Osmond
Venue Perth Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia
Broadcaster CBS (international)
Seven Network (TVW-7) (official broadcaster)
Entrants 75
Placements 12
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
Winner Maritza Sayalero
 Venezuela
Congeniality Yurika Kuroda
 Japan
Best National Costume Elizabeth Busti
 Uruguay
Photogenic Carolyn Seaward
 England
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Miss Universe 1979, the 28th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 20 July 1979[a] at the Perth Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia. Maritza Sayalero of Venezuela was crowned by Margaret Gardiner of South Africa. This is the first time Venezuela won the pageant.

Notably, a large piece of debris from Skylab, which had fallen nine days earlier, was displayed on stage during coronation night.[1]

Results

Miss Universe 1979 participating nations and results

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1979
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  Brazil – Martha Jussara da Costa
4th Runner-up
  •  Sweden – Anette Marie Ekström
Top 12
     Winner
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Third runner-up
     Fourth runner-up
(#) Rank in each round of competition

Final Competition

Nation Preliminary

Average

Interview Swimsuit Evening Gown Semifinal Average
 Venezuela 8.461 (1) 9.362 (1) 9.135 (1) 9.416 (1) 9.304 (1)
 Bermuda 7.578 (9) 8.872 (2) 9.027 (2) 9.100 (2) 9.000 (2)
 England 8.227 (2) 8.671 (3) 8.591 (4) 8.936 (3) 8.733 (3)
 Brazil 7.715 (5) 8.509 (4) 8.764 (3) 8.818 (4) 8.697 (4)
 Sweden 7.800 (4) 8.300 (5) 8.127 (7) 8.409 (6) 8.279 (5)
 South Africa 8.103 (3) 7.918 (10) 8.330 (5) 8.454 (5) 8.234 (6)
 Belize 7.654 (7) 8.118 (7) 8.279 (6) 8.118 (10) 8.171 (7)
 United States 7.676 (6) 8.100 (8) 7.709 (12) 8.335 (7) 8.048 (8)
 Germany 7.542 (10) 8.125 (6) 7.882 (10) 8.118 (10) 8.042 (9)
 Scotland 7.609 (8) 7.764 (11) 8.118 (8) 8.218 (8) 8.033 (10)
 Argentina 7.515 (11) 8.009 (9) 8.045 (9) 8.021 (12) 8.025 (11)
 Wales 7.345 (12) 7.380 (12) 7.818 (11) 8.150 (9) 7.783 (12)

Special Awards

Special Awards Winners
Best National Costume  Uruguay – Elizabeth Busti
Miss Photogenic  EnglandCarolyn Seaward
Miss Amity  Japan – Yurika Kuroda

Contestants

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