The Miss USA 1979 pageant ended with Mary Therese Friel winning the title of Miss USA 1979 and getting the opportunity to advance to the Miss Universe 1979 pageant!
Top 5 finalists at the Miss USA 1979 pageant were:
First Runner-Up - Tracey Goddard
Second Runner-Up - Leialoha Ma'a
Third Runner-Up - Debra Niego
Fourth Runner-Up - Laurie Kimbrough
Top 12 at the Miss USA 1979 pageant were:
Ana Maria Rubert