Miss USA 1978
DateApril 29, 1978
Presenters
EntertainmentJack Jones
VenueGillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements12
WinnerJudi Andersen
 Hawaii
CongenialityNancy Wierzbicki
 Vermont
PhotogenicSuzanna Timberlake
 Tennessee
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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 was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kimberly Tomes of Texas. 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.

Results

Placements

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

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Historical significance

Delegates

The Miss USA 1978 delegates were:

Judges