The host of Miss Universe 2015 finale, which took place on Sunday night, Steve Harvey crowned the wrong queen, and later apologised while announcing the real queen.
At first, Harvey made it perfectly clear that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez was the winner. There were hugs, cheers, flowers, a standing ovation and everything you expect from a happy moment. Thinks quickly took a turn, however, when Steve stopped the party.
“Okay folks, I have to apologize. The first runner-up is Colombia,” he explained as the camera panned to Miss USA and Miss Philippines. In other words, Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach!
Yes, it was awkward. Yes, the camera crews, audience and host didn’t know what to do. And somehow the show went on.
“Listen folks, let me just take control of this. This is exactly what’s on the card,” Harvey shared while holding up the results. “I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake. It is my mistake.”
He continued while trying to hold back tears, “Please don’t hold it against the ladies. We feel so badly but it’s been a great night.”
Great night? More like unforgettable night!
“I want to apologize emphatically to Miss Philippians and Miss Columbia,” the Family Feud host posted (then deleted) on Twitter minutes after the show. “This was a terribly honest human mistake and I am so regretful.” People reports.
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