Miss USA 1978
Judi Andersen, Miss USA 1978.
DateApril 29, 1978
EntertainmentJack Jones
VenueGillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina
WinnerJudi Andersen
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Miss USA 1978 was the 27th Miss USA pageant, televised live by CBS from the Gillard Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina on April 29, 1978.

The pageant was won by Judi Andersen of Hawaii, who succeeded outgoing titleholder Kimberly Tomes of Texas.[1] Andersen was the third woman from Hawaii to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as 1st runner-up to Margaret Gardiner of South Africa at Miss Universe 1978.



Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1978
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 12


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Judi Lois Andersen, Miss Hawaii, takes Miss USA title in Charleston". The Honolulu Advertiser. Combined news services. Apr 30, 1978. p. 1. Retrieved 26 July 2023.