Miss Universe 2015: Steve Harvey crowns the wrong queen, later announces Miss Philippines as the winner
How do you spell “awkward”?
Moments ago, at the grand finale of the Miss Universe 2015 competition held in Las Vegas, USA, the host Steve Harvey made a blunder that will go down in history as the most befuddling: he named the wrong woman – Miss Colombia Ariadna Cutierrez – as this year’s winner, before quickly correcting the blunder, announcing the real winner of the competition – Miss Phillippines Pia Wurtzbach.
Miss Colombia gets the crown..first! OUCH. (Instagram)
“I have to apologize,” Harvey said to Miss Colombia who had already donned the Miss Universe crown and sash and even taken her first walk as a queen. “The first runner-up is Colombia.”
And it was a jaw dropping moment, the greatest embarrassment.
Watch the shocking video here:
Steve Harvey is currently under fire on Twitter, but he is apologising profusely for the ‘honest’ mistake:
Well, here is the winner of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant: Miss Philippines!
This year’s pageant was rocked by a tragedy. One of the 81 participants, Miss Slovenia, was removed from the competition after she suffered a medical episode that left part of her face paralysed.