Host Steve Harvey made the biggest blunder in the history of The Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday.
Harvey, mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of the pageant when the actual winner was Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
After realizing his error, a red-faced Harvey said, “It was my mistake. It was on the card. I can show it to you right here. The first runner-up is Colombia.” He then held the card up to the camera. “It’s my mistake,” he continued. It’s still a great night. Please don’t hold it against the ladies… Please don’t. We feel so badly, but it’s still a great night.”
Afterwards, Harvey took to Twitter.com to tweet a sincere apology to the contestants. “I want to apologize emphatically to Miss Philippians and Miss Colombia. This was a terribly honest human mistake and I am so regretful.”
Newsday — Harvey says it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year’s winner and Colombia the first runner-up.
A mystified Wurtzbach appeared stunned as she walked to the front of the stage alongside the crown-wearing Arevalo before last year’s Miss Universe from Colombia removed the crown and placed it on Wurtzbach’s head instead just before the program abruptly ended.
Steve Harvey just made the worst mistake in TV awards show history pic.twitter.com/VTfNvEIK8v
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 21, 2015
On the Snapchat story, Steve Harvey says the Teleprompter said Miss Colombia won #MissUniverse2015 pic.twitter.com/3dBclNY58I
— Justin Taylor (@TheSmarmyBum) December 21, 2015
Pandemonium! the wrong name was called but host @IAmSteveHarvey handled it well! #MissUniverse2015 #MsPhilippines pic.twitter.com/Kyd6FjquvF
— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) December 21, 2015
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