The Miss USA 1972 pageant ended with Tanya Wilson winning the title of Miss USA 1972 and getting the opportunity to advance to the Miss Universe 1972 pageant!
Top 5 finalists at the Miss USA 1972 pageant were:
First Runner-Up - Alberta Philips
Second Runner-Up - Kim Christina Hobson
Third Runner-Up - Coni Ensor
Fourth Runner-Up - Kathleen Ann Kehlmier
Top 12 at the Miss USA 1972 pageant were:
Janet Gail Greenwalt
Marilyn Ann Petty
Deborah Ann Falls
Special Awards at Miss USA 1972 were:
Peggy Moore won Miss Congeniality.
Susan Peters won Miss Photogenic.