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1980 Miss USA Pageant
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum
Biloxi, Mississippi
May 15
Hosts: Bob Barker & Helen O'Connell


Winner: Shawn Weatherly, South Carolina (Miss Universe 1980)
1st Runner Up: Jineane Ford, Arizona (Assumed title)
2nd Runner Up: Barbara Bowser, Florida
3rd Runner Up: Pamela Helean Rigas, Alabama
4th Runner Up: Lisa Devillez, Kentucky

( listed in the order they were called )
12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
Rebecca Ann Staab, Nebraska
Jineane Ford, Arizona
Shawn Weatherly, South Carolina
Carla Reid Peterson, Minnesota
Barbara Anne Buckley, Texas
Barbara Bowser, Florida
Pamela Helean Rigas, Alabama
Kathy Dawn Patrick, New Mexico
Tanya Annette Walker, Maryland
Eva B. Dyer, New Hampshire
Lisa Devillez, Kentucky
Debra Sue Maurice, New York

AWARDS:
Miss Congeniality: Robbin English, Montana
Miss Photogenic: (tie) Jineane Ford, Arizona & Elizabeth Kim Thomas, Ohio
Best State Costume: Elizabeth Kim Thomas, Ohio

1979 <<< >>> 1981

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

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