Steve Harvey, Host of Miss Universe 2015, Announced The Wrong Winner
Steve Harvey, Miss Universe 2015 host, had just committed a very crucial mistake that dethroned one contestant and in turn later hail another contestant as the true winner in this year's most prestigious pageant.
In a report by CNN, the host is said to have an awkward moment on stage when he mistakenly announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as this winner for this year's Miss Universe. He later corrected it saying that it is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach who won the pageant putting Gutierrez in the First Runner-up position.
A few seconds after announcing the winner, Steve Harvey paced the stage finally grabbing the microphone to drop the announcement.
"OK folks ... I have to apologize. Let me just take control of this. This is exactly what's on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card," he told the crowd in Las Vegas.
The camera pans from Harvey, to the victorious Miss Colombia whose smile is now fading to Miss Philippines who has a shock and unbelieving expression in her face.
"Horrible mistake, but the right thing. I can show it to you right here. The first runner-up is Colombia," the host announced as reported in NY Times.
Wurtzbach awkwardly joins Gutierrez on stage as the later was robbed of her crown which was later placed in her head.
After the coronation, Wurtzbach is said to have tried to reach and console Gutierrez at the backstage but did not make it as Miss Colombia was surrounded by friends and Latinas, according to Chicago Tribune.
"I did not take the crown from her...None of this was done on purpose. It was an honest mistake," she said, apologizing on behalf of the organization she now represents. She said Harvey told her afterward that she "should just enjoy the moment," Miss Philippines said.
Steve Harvey later talked to Twitter about the gaffe issuing apologies to both Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines.