Steve Harvey Announced Wrong Winner in Miss Universe Pageant [VIDEO]
There are mistakes and then there's the Miss Universe pageant where the wrong winner was crowned. Host Steve Harvey named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez this year's winner. She was actually the first runner up. Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach was announced as the first runner up, but she was the real winner. OOPS!
An apology was posted after the major gaffe on national television.
Gutierrez showed class backstage after having the crown taken away.
A message from #MissUniverse Colombia, @gutierrezary. https://t.co/KBzZyyHJzy — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 21, 2015
Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach was still shocked backstage after the mistake, calling this year's crowning 'unconventional.'
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 21, 2015
Harvey apologized to the Miss Universe women and the viewers after his mistake.
I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible. — Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
Secondly, I'd like to apologize to the viewers at that I disappointed as well. Again it was an honest mistake.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
On the bright side, the mistake has more people watching the crowning moment, both of them, than any other Miss Universe pageant.