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Oops…Steve Harvey Crowned the Wrong Girl as Miss Universe 2015 | Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Wins

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

There was so much drama last night at the Miss Universe 2015 finals in Las Vegas on Sunday, primarily thanks to host Steve Harvey.

Steve Harvey caused quite some confusion when he wrongly announced Miss Colombia as the winner before apologizing and having the crown transferred to the actual winner, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

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The Miss Universe website writes:

The excitement of live TV was evident tonight on The Miss Universe stage with over 10 million live fan votes tabulated. Unfortunately, a live telecast means that human error can come into play. We witnessed that tonight when the wrong winner was initially announced. Our sincerest apologies to Miss Universe Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo, Miss Universe Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, their families and fans. We congratulate Miss Universe Philippines as Miss Universe 2015.

Watch the awkward moment below.

Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

17 Comments

  1. Babym

    December 21, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Ooohhhhhh Dear!!! My heart goes out to miss colombia. That has to b the worst thing ever! They all handled it very graciously sha lool. Miss colombia is now the most famous runner up lol

  2. Madness

    December 21, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Cant even imagine the headlines if this had happen in Africa. Wow!!!..,traumatizing indeed.wonder how miss Columbia will get ova this.

  3. December Wind

    December 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Come on Steve Harvey! with all these years of experience ? you should have known better! Whether honest or dishonest , this is the type of mistake that would hunt you for a very long time ….

    • BlueEyed

      December 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      @December Wind take a breather it’s not that serious, hunt for life kwa??? He is human and so are we all, on even a positive he brought publicity to the show, got everybody talking so yeah, bad mistake but he’s human abeg.

  4. DD

    December 21, 2015 at 10:04 am

    So embarrassing for Steve Harvey. Kai. Very dramatic. Miss Philippines is a worthy winner, she did a great job.

  5. Tina

    December 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Where did miss Nigeria place?

    • Anonymous

      December 21, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Did you see Ms Nigeria’s palm tree dress?

  6. December Wind

    December 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Come on Steve Harvey ! With all these years of experience ? You should have known better .. Whether honest or dishonest , this is the kind of mistake that will hunt you for a very long time

  7. ese

    December 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    As in..Poor Miss Colombia..after she cried tears of joy. Can’t imagine the feeling. Miss Phillipines then had to contain her happiness so as not to upset her colleague

  8. Mz Titilitious

    December 21, 2015 at 10:16 am

    awwwww……… She’s pretty n curvy!

  9. klaverbaber

    December 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    poor thing, that must have so embarrassing for miss Columbia. imagine how she felt when Steve Harvey said it was a mistake that she’s not the winner. I feel your pain babe

  10. Omoj

    December 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hmmm. Still love me some Steve Harvey. I knew something was up when he did not call the 1st runner up and all he called was Miss Universe. Great event and great lovely ladies

  11. Joe

    December 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    One thing I know is that Steve is generally loved by the public, I think he will easily be forgiven for that gaffe. And he needs to forgive himself too, in order to have the confidence needed (in his career) going forward.

    We are all humans and we all make mistakes but one thing I like about Steve was that he took responsibility. That’s an important lesson to learn.

    • DD

      December 21, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Totally agree. It was an unfortunate mistake, he made a sincere, humble apology and I’m sure he’ll be forgiven (even though it won’t be forgotten).

  12. Evans

    December 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Piers Morgan had other ideas. Have a read:

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3368947/PIERS-MORGAN-Steve-Harvey-perpetrated-worst-cruelest-TV-howler-ve-seen-Miss-Universe-fiasco-fair-solution-women-share-title.html

    • DD

      December 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Piers is annoying jare. He’s blowing it way out of proportion abeg. Everyone understands it was an honest mistake.

  13. Bola

    December 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I love how Steve Harvey handled his mistake. PLEASE, he is not perfect. No one is. Let all his critics remember this!!

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