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1978 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant
Centro de Convenciones de Acapulco
Acapulco, Mexico
July 24
Hosts: Bob Barker & Helen O'Connell


Winner: SOUTH AFRICA - Margaret Gardiner
1st Runner-up: U.S.A. - Judi Anderson
2nd Runner-up: SPAIN - Guillermina Ruiz Doménech
3rd Runner-up: COLOMBIA - Shirley Sáenz Starnes
4th Runner-up: SWEDEN - Cecilla Rohde

( Listed in the order they were called )
5 FINALISTS:
SOUTH AFRICA - Margaret Gardiner
SPAIN - Guillermina Ruiz Doménech
SWEDEN - Cecilia Catharina Rohde
USA - Judi Anderson
COLOMBIA - Shirley Sáenz Starnes

12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
IRELAND - Lorraine Bernadette Enriquez
SOUTH AFRICA - Margaret Gardiner
ISRAEL - Dorith Jellinek
SPAIN - Guillermina Ruiz Doménech
HOLLAND - Karen Ingrid Gustafsson
MEXICO - Alba Margarita Cervera Lavat
SWEDEN - Cecilia Catharina Rohde
USA - Judi Anderson
COLOMBIA - Shirley Sáenz Starnes
BELGIUM - Françoise Moens
PERU - Olga Roxana Zumaran Burga
CHILE - Marianne Muller Prieto

AWARDS:
Miss Congeniality: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Sophia Titus
Most Photogenic: COSTA RICA - Maribel Fernández García
Best National Costume:
1. INDIA - Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan
2. KOREA - Sung Jung-eun
3. MALAYSIA - Yasmin Yussuf

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