So last night in Las Vegas, comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey made the biggest mistake of his career in front of an audience of billions! Harvey mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia as Miss Universe, when in fact it was Miss Philippines who won the crown.
Pageant host Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez as the winner. She was presented with the winner’s sash and tiara, she was making her ceremonial wave, when Harvey realized his mistake, he came on stage and said, “O.K., folks … I have to apologize.”
He then clarified that the Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was in fact Miss Universe 2015.
“I will take responsibility for this,” he added, calling it a “horrible mistake.”
The crown was then taken off Miss Colombia’s head and placed on Miss Philippines.
As can be expected social media’s reaction was swift and harsh!
See video of the whole debacle…
— ERIC. (@Ericccxminaj) December 21, 2015
— Cindy Poluta (@CindyPoluta) December 21, 2015
She ain't even know she was sayin peace out to that crown that's bout to come off her head pic.twitter.com/IAhRn4HBI9
— ✨SHAR•LÒ✨ (@SHARLO_XO) December 21, 2015
Visual depiction of "It ain't over until God says it's over." pic.twitter.com/DrDkeB9zxl
— Poundcake. (@themellosmooth) December 21, 2015
— Derek Schnell (@DerekKCRA) December 21, 2015