Miss U.S.A. -- a blonde university student from South Carolina -- has won the 1980 Miss Universe beauty contest.
GV EXTERIOR Sejong Cultural Centre, Seoul, South Korea
GV EXTERIOR People queuing at Centre
GV INTERIOR Contestants parading on stage in national dress
GVs Dancers revolving in fan dance (2 shots)
GV Miss Sweden, Eva Brigitta Anderson, walks through centre of dancers
GV Miss U.S.A., Shawn Nichols Weatherly. walks through dancers
GV Miss Ma Rosario Rivera Silayan, followed by Miss Scotland, Linda Gallagher, join the final five (2 shots)
GV Maritza Sayalero, previous Miss Universe, stands in front of contestants
GV Miss New Zealand Delyse Nottle, comes up to receive third prize and receives bouquet of flowers and congratulations
GV Miss Scotland, Linda Gallagher, receives second prize and Miss U.S.A., Shawn Nichols Weatherly receives first prize
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Background: Miss U.S.A. -- a blonde university student from South Carolina -- has won the 1980 Miss Universe beauty contest. Twenty-year-old Shawn Weatherly, receiving her crown in Seoul, South Korea, said she felt "a big responsibility but very happy" at her win.
SYNOPSIS: More than four thousand people queued up in the South Korean capital to watch sixty-nine contestants take part in the World's largest beauty pageant.
The first Miss Universe contest was held in Long Beach, California, in 1951. Since the nineteen-seventies, new television techniques have given millions of viewers a chance to see the annual display of beauty queens.
Fifth in the competition was Miss Sweden -- Eva Brigitta Anderson, aged nineteen.
And now the eventual winner, America's Shawn Weatherly -- a popular choice with the crowds.
Maritza Sayalero, last year's Miss Universe, was there to see Miss New Zealand, twenty year old Delyse Nottle, win third place. Miss Weatherly is the first American Miss Universe for thirteen years.