Steve Harvey Announces Wrong Miss Universe Winner

Not every mistake someone makes has millions of witnesses. But, as LBN’s Ryan Gaumont reports, Sunday’s Miss Universe Pageant provided just that scene. The pageant had reached the crowning moment, with two contestants remaining, Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines. Host Steve Harvey incorrectly read a card and announced Miss Colombia as Miss Universe.

The trouble is that Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines, should have gotten the crown, not Ariadna Gutierrez, Miss Colombia. The gaffe was on live coverage of the pageant, as was Harvey’s subsequent action when he came out, corrected his mistake, and apologized.

Discussing the goof backstage after the show, Harvey said that "The dishonorable thing would've been to leave it like it was. It didn't deserve to happen that way."

Whether this is the end of the story is a question for the future.

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