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Miss Universe 1979 – candidates

MISS UNIVERSE 1979

Beauty delegates

Meet the 75 candidates for Miss Universe 1979 held in Perth, Western Australia on July 20th, 1979

ANTIGUA

Elsie Maynard

St. John’s

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.582 (70th)

Roommate: Brazil

 

 

 

ARGENTINA

Adriana Virginia Alvarez

Buenos Aires

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.936 (28th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.515 (11th)

Semifinal Average Score:8.025 (11th)

Semifinalist

Roommate: Uruguay

ARUBA

Lugina Liliana Margareta Vilchez

Oranjestad

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.064 (62nd)

Roommate: Barbados

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

Kerrie Dunderdale

Sydney

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.127 (23rd)

Roommate: South Africa

 

AUSTRIA

Karin Zorn

Weiz

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.582 (10th)

She finished 13th overall

Roommate: Switzerland

BAHAMAS

Lolita Louise Armbrister

Freeport

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 5.982 (63rd)

Roommate: Bermuda

 

BARBADOS

Barbara Bradshaw

The Ridge, Christ Church

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.555 (42nd)

Roommate: Aruba

 

 

 

BELGIUM

Christine Linda Bernadette Cailliau

Brussels

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 6.209 (54th)

Roommate: France

 

 

 

BELIZE

Sarita Diana Acosta

Belize City

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.936 (4th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.654 (7th)

Semifinal Average Score: 8.172 (7th)

Semifinalist

Roommate: Tahiti

BERMUDA

Gina Ann Casandra Swainson

St. George’s

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.445 (15th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.578 (9th)

Semifinal Average Score: 9.000 (2nd)

1st. Runner-up

Roommate: Bahamas

BOLIVIA

Maria Luisa Rendón Vallejos

Cochabamba

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 6.155 (55th)

Roommate: Korea

 

 

 

BOPHUTHATSWANA

Alina Moeketse

Mmabatho

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 6.809 (32nd)

Roommate: St.Vincent

 

 

 

BRAZIL

Martha Jussara da Costa

Sao Paulo

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.773 (7th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.715 (5th)

Semifinal Average Score: 8.697 (4th)

3rd Runner-up

2nd place Best National Costume

Roommate: Antigua

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Eartha Ferdinand

Road Town, Tortola

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 5.364 (73rd)

Roommate: Trinidad & Tobago

 

 

 

 

CANADA

Heidi Lynn Quiring

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.818 (31st)

Roommate: Iceland

 

 

 

 

CHILE

Maria Cecilia Serrano Gildemeister

Santiago

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.627 (40th)

Roommate: Hong Kong

COLOMBIA

Ana Milena Parra Turbay

Bucaramanga

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.945 (27th)

Roommate: Venezuela

COSTA RICA

Carla Facio Franco

San Jose

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.873 (29th)

Roommate: Philippines

DENMARK

Lone Gladys Jörgensen

Horsens

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.991 (26th)

Roommate: Germany

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Viena Elizabeth García Javier

Santo Domingo

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.736 (34th)

Roommate: Panama

ECUADOR

Ana "Anita" Margarita Plaza Guerra

Guayaquil

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.791 (65th)

Roommate: None (Nicaragua wtdw)

EL SALVADOR

Ivette Margarita Lopez Lagos

Jocoro, Morazan

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.091 (59th)

Roommate: Paraguay

 

 

 

 

ENGLAND

Carolyn Ann Seaward

Plymouth, Devon

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 8.382 (2nd)

Prelim. Average Score: 8.227(2nd)

Semifinal Average Score: 8.733 (3rd)

2nd Runner-up

Miss Photogenic

Roommate: Scotland

FIJI

Tanya Whiteside

Suva

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.582 (71st)

Roommate: Thailand

 

 

 

 

FINLAND

Päivi Maarit Kristiina Uitto

Helsinki

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.077 (25th)

Roommate: Holland

 

 

 

FRANCE

Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera

Paris

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.173 (21st)

Roommate: Belgium

 

 

 

GERMANY

Andrea Hontschik

Berlin

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.536 (12th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.542 (10th)

Semifinal Average Score: 8.042 (9th)

Semifinalist

Roommate: Denmark

GREECE

Katia Koukidou

Athens

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.127 (56th)

Roommate: USA

GUAM

Marie Limtiaco Cruz

Agat

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.109 (58th)

Roommate: Turkey

GUATEMALA

Michele Marie Domínguez Santos

Guatemala City

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.409 (50th)

Roommate: Honduras

HOLLAND

Eunice Bharatsingh

The Hague

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.491 (13th)

Roommate: Finland

HONDURAS

Gina Marie Weidner Cleaves

San Pedro Sula

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.536 (45th)

Roommate: Guatemala

HONG KONG

Olivia Cheng Man-Nga

Kowloon

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.141 (22nd)

Roommate: Chile

ICELAND

Halldora Björk Jonsdóttir

Reykjavik

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.118 (57th)

Roommate: Canada

INDIA

Swaroop Sampat

Mumbay (Bombay)

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.082 (60th)

Roommate: Sri Lanka

IRELAND

Lorraine Marion O’Conner

Cork

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.718 (36th)

Roommate: Wales

ISRAEL

Vered Polgar

Haifa

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.545 (43rd)

Roommate: Northern Marianas

 

ITALY

Elvira Puglisi

Catania, Sicily

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.068 (61st)

Roommate: Malta

 

JAPAN

Yurika Kuroda

Tokyo

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.800 (33rd)

Miss Unity

Roommate: None (Indonesia didn’t arrive)

KOREA

Seo Jae-hwa

Seoul

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.439 (48th)

Roommate: Bolivia

MALAYSIA

Irene Wong Sun Ching

Kuala Lumpur

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.518 (46th)

Roommate: Singapore

MALTA

Dian Borg Bartolo

Balzan

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.655 (38th)

Roommate: Italy

MAURITIUS

Maria Allard

Port Louis

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.545 (72nd)

Roommate: Reunion

MEXICO

Blanca María Luisa Díaz Tejeda

Acaponeta, Nayarit

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.845 (30th)

Roommate: New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

Andrea Karke

Auckland

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.727 (35th)

Roommate: Mexico

NORTHERN MARIANAS

Barbara Torres

Chalan Kanoa, Saipan

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.641 (68th)

Roommate: Israel

NORWAY

Unni Margrethe Öglaend

Oslo

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.636 (39th)

Roommate: Sweden

PANAMA

Yahel Cecile Dolande

Panama City

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.727 (66th)

Roommate: Dominican Republic

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Molly Misbut

Port Moresby

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.355 (74th)

Roommate: Transkei

PARAGUAY

Patricia Lohman Bernie

Asuncion

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.286 (53rd)

Roommate: El Salvador

PERU

Jacqueline Brahm Flechelle

Lima

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.409 (18th)

Roommate: Puerto Rico

PHILIPPINES

Maria Criselda Flores Cecilio

Manila

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.427 (49th)

Roommate: Costa Rica

PORTUGAL

Marta Maria Mendoça de Gouveia

Lisbon (Born in Punto Fijo,Falcon,VE)

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.455 (14th)

Roommate: Spain

PUERTO RICO

Audrey Teresa López Hernández

Mayaguez

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.545 (44th)

Roommate: Peru

REUNION

Isabelle Jacquemart

Saint-Benoit

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.418 (16th)

She finished 15th overall

Roommate: Mauritius

ST. KITTS

Cheryl Chaderton

Basseterre

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: N.A.

Roommate: Suriname

ST. VINCENT

June de Nobriga

Kingstown

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.127 (24th)

Roommate: Bophuthatswana

 

SCOTLAND

Lorraine Davidson

Glasgow

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.564 (11th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.609 (8th)

Semifinal Average Score:8.033 (10th)

Semifinalist

Roommate: England

 

SINGAPORE

Elaine Tan Kim Lian

Seletar Hills

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.591 (9th)

Roommate: Malaysia

 

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Veronika Wilson

Johannesburg

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 8.218 (3rd)

Prelim. Average Score: 8.103 (3rd)

Semifinal Average Score:8.234 (6th)

Semifinalist

3rd place Best National Costume

Roommate: Australia

SPAIN

Gloria María Valenciano Rijo

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.418 (17th)

Roommate: Portugal

SRI LANKA

Vidyahari Vanigasooriyar

Colombo

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 6.718 (37th)

Roommate: India

SURINAME

Sergine Lieuw-A-Len

Paramaribo

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 6.473 (47th)

Roommate: St.Kitts

SWEDEN

Anette Marie Ekström

Eskilstuna

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.899 (5th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.800 (4th)

Semifinal Average Score:8.279 (5th)

4th Runner-up

Roommate: Norway

SWITZERLAND

Birgit Krahl

Zurich

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.400 (19th)

Roommate: Austria

 

 

 

TAHITI

Fabienne Tiare Tapare

Papeete

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 5.882 (64th)

Roommate: Belize

 

 

 

THAILAND

Wongduan Kerd-poom

Bangkok

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.291 (52nd)

Roommate: Fiji

TRANSKEI

Lindiwe Bam

Umtata

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.591 (69th)

Roommate: Papua New Guinea

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Marie Noelle Diaz

Port Of Spain

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.563 (41st)

Roommate: British Virgin Islands

TURKEY

Füsan Tahire Dermitas

Ankara

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 6.309 (51st)

Roommate: Guam

 

 

 

URUGUAY

Elizabeth Busti

Montevideo

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 7.600 (8th)

She finished 14th overall

Best National Costume

Roommate: Argentina

 

U S A

Mary Therese Friel

Rochester, New York

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.373 (20th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.676 (6th)

Semifinal Average Score:8.048 (8th)

Semifinalist

Roommate: Greece

U.S.VIRGIN ISLANDS

Linda Torres

Cruz Bay, St. John

Prelim.Swim Suit Score: 5.727 (67th)

Roommate: Turks & Caicos (wtdw)

 

 

 

VENEZUELA

Maritza Sayalero Fernández

Caracas

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 8.673 (1st)

Prelim. Average Score: 8.461 (1st)

Semifinal Average Score: 9.305 (1st)

MISS UNIVERSE

Roommate: Colombia

WALES

Janet Beverly Hobson

Llandudno

Prelim. Swim Suit Score: 7.791 (6th)

Prelim. Average Score: 7.345 (12th)

Semifinal Average Score:7.783 (12th)

Semifinalist

Roommate: Ireland

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