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Miss Universe 1979

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Date  20 July 1979
Entrants  75
Entertainment  Donny Osmond
Miss Universe 1979

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.


Miss Universe 1979 Wikipedia