Steve Harvey hosted tonight’s 2015 Miss Universe Pageant and accidentally named Miss Colombia as the winner when that was not the case. Miss Colombia was the runner-up while Miss Philippines was the actual winner. Read the apologetic tweets below.
The Miss Universe Organization has also issued an apology. Read the below post for their official statement.
Harvey had announced Miss Colombia, who needed a translator throughout the event, as the winner of tonight’s pageant while Miss Philippines was revealed to be the first runner-up. Miss Philippines then joined Miss USA, who came in third, on the side of the stage. Miss Colombia cried and was crowned the winner by the reigning Miss Universe Paulina Vega.
About a minute after Miss Colombia was announced as the winner, Steve Harvey approached the front of the stage and said he had to make an announcement. He then revealed he had made a mistake and that Miss Philippines was actually the winner. The camera moved to Miss Philippines and Miss USA, showing the horror and upset on their faces in reaction to the blunder. Their upset was followed by happiness.
Watch the awkward and horrific mishap in the above Twitter video.
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