The Miss USA 1976 pageant ended with Barbara Peterson winning the title of Miss USA 1976 and getting the opportunity to advance to the Miss Universe 1976 pageant!
Top 5 finalists at the Miss USA 1976 pageant were:
First Runner-Up - Kevin Gale
Second Runner-Up - Gail Atchison
Third Runner-Up - Virginia Murray
Fourth Runner-Up - Robyn Sanders
Top 12 at the Miss USA 1976 pageant were:
Special Awards at Miss USA 1976 were:
Connie Clark and Dorothy Westphal won Miss Congeniality.
Liz Wickersham won Miss Photogenic.