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Miss USA 1976

Miss USA 1976
Date May 15, 1976
Presenters Bob Barker
Entertainment Engelbert Humperdinck
Venue Niagara Falls, New York
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Barbara Peterson
Congeniality Connie Clark
Dorothy Westphal
Photogenic Liz Wickersham

Miss USA 1976, the 25th Miss USA pageant, was televised live by CBS from Niagara Falls, New York on May 15, 1976.

The pageant was won by Barbara Peterson of Minnesota, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Summer Bartholomew of California. Peterson was the first – and to date only – woman from Minnesota to win the Miss USA title, and went on to participate at Miss Universe 1976, where she became the first Miss USA titleholder to fail to advance to the semi-final stage of the pageant.


  • Results 1
    • Special awards 1.1
  • Delegates 2
  • External links 3


Special awards

  • Congeniality (tie): Connie Clark (Kentucky) and Dorothy Westphal (South Dakota)
  • Photogenic: Liz Wickersham (Georgia)


The Miss USA 1976 delegates were:

External links

  • Miss USA official website
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