Miss USA 1977
DateMay 14, 1977
PresentersBob Barker and Helen O'Connell
EntertainmentBobby Vinton
VenueGillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina
BroadcasterCBS, WCSC-TV
WinnerKimberly Tomes
Texas Texas
CongenialityLinda Lefevre
Florida Florida
PhotogenicElizabeth Curran
Illinois Illinois
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Miss USA 1977 was the 26th Miss USA pageant, televised live by CBS from the Gillard Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 1977.

The pageant was won by Kimberly Tomes of Texas, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Barbara Peterson of Minnesota. Tomes was the first woman from Texas to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1977.


Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 1977
1st Runner-Up
  • Nevada Nevada – Mary O'Neal Contino
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 12

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Historical significance


The Miss USA 1977 delegates were: