July 12, 2020

Miss Universe ends in shock. Host reads out wrong name and wrong contestant gets crowned

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CWt9U46VEAAqVjLFrom news.com.au

  • Miss Universe 2015 final ended in tears
  • Host read out wrong name as the pageant winner

IN one of the most shocking ends to the Miss Universe final, Miss Colombia was first crowned the winner. But the host [Steve Harvey] read out the wrong name.
The final to one of the world’s most watched beauty pageants ended in shock and tears as Miss Colombia was demoted to being the first runner-up, and Miss Philippines being made the official winner.
After Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutierrez was crowned and had been given her flowers and moment of glory on stage, she was then forced to give up her crown to Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.
The ending left viewers stunned.

IMAGE: host Steve Harvey interrupts what would have been Miss Colombia’s moment as the newly crowned #MissUniverse2015 -TWITTER

For more on this story go to: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/all-the-frocks-and-shocks-from-the-miss-universe-2015-final/news-story/53d1e6109843918bcd9229b8b6b19171

Miss Cayman Islands Tammie Chisholm failed to make the last fifteen. She appeared briefly (15 seconds) at the beginning of the telecast (FOX) and it was announced she was thw eldest competitor.

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Miss Universe crown presented, taken away from Colombia in botched announcement

miss-universe-pageant-failFrom cbc news

‘Horrible mistake,’ host Steve Harvey admits.

The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year’s winner but for one brief moment, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.

Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year’s Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize.

Harvey says it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named contestant Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year’s winner and Colombia the first runner-up.

A mystified Wurtzbach appeared stunned as she walked to the front of the stage alongside the crown-wearing Arevalo before last year’s Miss Universe from Colombia removed the crown and placed it on Wurtzbach’s head instead.

“I will take responsibility for this,” Harvey said. “It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake.”

The pageant was taking place without the participation of Donald Trump, who sold his stake in September after making controversial comments about Mexican immigrants during his Republican bid for U.S. president.

IMAGE: Former Miss Universe Paulina Vega, centre, removes the crown from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, left, before giving it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, right, at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday in Las Vegas. (John Locher/The Associated Press)

For more on this story and video go to: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/miss-universe-mistake-1.3374159

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