|Date 20 July 1979|
|Entertainment Donny Osmond|
|Presenters Bob Barker, Helen O'Connell, Jayne Kennedy|
Venue Perth Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia
Broadcaster CBS (international) Seven Network (TVW) (official broadcaster)
Miss Universe 1979, the 28th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 20 July 1979 at the Perth Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia. Maritza Sayalero of Venezuela was crowned by Margaret Gardiner of South Africa. This is the first time Venezuela won the pageant.
Notably, a large piece of debris from Skylab, which had fallen days earlier, was displayed on stage during coronation night.
ReferencesMiss Universe 1979 Wikipedia
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