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1976 Miss USA Beauty Pageant
International Convention Center
Niagara Falls, New York
May 15
Hosts: Bob Barker & Helen O'Connell


Winner: Barbara Peterson, Minnesota
1st Runner Up: Kevin Christine Gale, Michigan
2nd Runner Up: Gail Elaine Atchison, Oregon
3rd Runner Up: Virginia Jan Murray, South Carolina
4th Runner Up: Robyn Denise Sanders, Lousiana

12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
Joan Marie Pennock, California
Liz Wichersham, Georgia
Kathy Ann Schmalen, Illinois
Robyn Denise Sanders, Louisiana
Kevin Christine Gale, Michigan
Barbara Peterson, Minnesota
Donna Hibbitts, Missouri
Jonelle Bergquist, New Mexico
Gail Elaine Atchison, Oregon
Virginia Jan Murray, South Carolina
Mary Candace Gray, Texas
Norene Lee Gilbert, Washington

AWARDS:
Miss Amity: (tie) Connie Anne Clark, Kentucky & Dorothy Westphal, South Dakota
Miss Photogenic: Liz Wichersham, Georgia
Best State Costume: Virginia Jan Murray, South Carolina

1975 <<< >>> 1977

Acknowledgments:
Miss Universe Organization
Ben Kramer's Pageant Lovers' Page
Fountain of Beauty

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