In case you missed it this morning The Miss Universe 2015 pageant ended in the most awkward way possible thanks to Steve Harvery (the host for the night) announcing the wrong woman as the contest winner.
Sadly for Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo from Colombia, who had already been crowned as the winner and was up on stage accepting the adulation from the Las Vegas, she was made to hand over her crown after Steve Harvey returned to the stage to announce the error.
“OK, folks, um, I have to apologise, the first runner-up is Colombia,” he went on, “Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines.”
is what Harvey bashfully said.
The camera then focused on a stunned Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who made her way to the front of the stage to accept her crown. Harvey explained that he read the card naming the winner and runner-up in the wrong order –
“I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake,” he told the crowd. “It’s on the card … horrible mistake, but I can show it to you right here,”
“It is my mistake, but it’s still a great night.”