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Miss Universe Accidentally Crowns Wrong Winner Before Miss Philippines

Miss Universe took a surprising turn of events Sunday night after host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the winner.

Harvey accidentally said that the winner was Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez and she was even crowned. But the host had to apologize as a stunned Miss Colombia watched the crown go to Miss Philippines.

Harvey admitted it was his mistake and he didn't read the card properly, which said that Colombia was the first runner-up and Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was Miss Universe.

He held up the card for the cameras and said: "OK, folks, um, I have to apologise."

Arevalo was proudly waving to fans wearing the sash with the crown on her head.

"The first runner-up is Colombia," he explained. "Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines. I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake."

"It's on the card... horrible mistake, but I can show it to you right here," he said. "It is my mistake, but it's still a great night."

"Please don’t hold it against the ladies, please don't. I feel so badly but it’s still a great night."

The crown was literally taken from Miss Colombia's head and placed on Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Wurtzbach said she wanted to console Aravelo but saw her crying her heart out.

"I did not take the crown from her," Wurtzbach later told reporters. "None of this was my fault. None of this was done on purpose. It was an honest mistake."

An executive with pageant owner WME-IMG, Mark Shapiro, noted: "It was humiliating for the women. It was humiliating for him (Harvey)."

It's the third time a contestant from the Philippines has won the title. It could have been the second win in a row for Colombia. Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, was named second runner-up.

December 21, 2015 |

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