Whoops: Steve Harvey Announces The Wrong Winner For Miss Universe [Video]

Rucuss staffDecember 21, 2015

Its safe to say that Steve Harvey will probably not be asked to host the Miss Universe pageant again.

Everyone makes mistakes, but many didn’t expect Harvey to make such a huge one during the 2015 broadcast on Sunday night. The seasoned talk show crowned the wrong winner.

Instead of announcing the pageant’s rightful winner, (Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach) Harvey announced that Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo won. Whoops.

And it was Harvey’s mistake, not anyone behind the scenes.

“Listen, folks. Let me just take control of this,” Harvey told the audience. “This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake.”


Outgoing Miss Universe Paulina Vega, also from Colombia, removed the crown and placed it on the rightful winner.

After the event, Harvey immediately tweeted (and deleted) an apology: “I am so regretful.” Time to send flowers, Harvey! (P.S. It also wouldn’t hurt to spell either of these countries correctly.)



Watch the awkward moment go down below.


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