The Miss Universe Pageant 2015 took place on Sunday night, and when it all came down to it, there were three remaining. Steve Harvey was the host and MC for the event, and the longtime host of numerous events was expected to add some stardom to it. Unfortunately, he called the wrong name at the very end and that is when mass chaos ensued.
Steve Harvey called out Miss USA as the second runner-up and it came down to Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines. Harvey had the card in hand and gave a long dramatic pause before shouting out that the “new Miss Universe is…COLOMBIA.”
Music played, flowers were brought out, and the crowd cheered as the crown was placed on her head and the sash around her. She waved to the crowd for about a minute and kept getting cheered on.
That is, until Steve Harvey interjected and had to let everyone know there had been a mistake. Harvey had announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe Pageant 2015.
The actual winner of the pageant is Miss Philippines – Pia Alonza Wurtzbach, as the Twitter account for Miss Universe has already shown.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 21, 2015
The crown was taken off of the head of Miss Colombia, her smile faded a little bit, and Miss Philippines had to walk over to take her rightful place. Steve Harvey was, needless to say, very upset about the whole thing and tried to apologize. Miss Philippines didn’t really know what to do as she didn’t seem to understand what was taking place. A lot of people didn’t understand actually, and it caused a lot of confusion. Harvey had to come back out on stage and tried to explain things as best he could.
“I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake, but the right thing…I can show it to you right here. The first runner-up is Colombia. It is my mistake. Still a great night. Please don’t hold it against the ladies. Please don’t.”
Miss Colombia stood there with the flowers in her hands, and she did a good job of keeping it together as the crown was taken off of her head. It was then that a huge smile came across the face of Miss Philippines as she was announced as the official new Miss Universe.
Remember that time I was Miss Universe for a minute? That was an awesome minute. Sigh. – Miss Columbia 2015, the rest of her life — The Sharona (@TheSharona06) December 21, 2015
— Reddit Funny (@redditfunnybot) December 21, 2015
Then, the Family Feud jokes started coming out as well.
We asked 100 people “Who will never host Miss Universe again? Survey says “Steve Harvey”
— Lexie Worsham (@no_lex_zone) December 21, 2015
Hollywood Life posted a lot of pics of the amazing costumes and beautiful women that were in this year’s pageant, but it’s all going to be for naught. No matter what all took place at the pageant on Sunday night, the final five minutes is what everyone is talking about and will remember.
Who was Miss Universe for 3 minutes? pic.twitter.com/IKbrOEniLj
— Sean Bautista (@seanbautista_) December 21, 2015
Steve Harvey could not have gotten things more wrong at the Miss Universe Pageant 2015 on Sunday night, and it was a mistake, but the Internet will never let him live it down. Miss Colombia had the crown taken away and then rightfully given to Miss Philippines in one of the craziest endings to a pageant ever.
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