( Watch video) Steve Harvey under fire for announcing wrong Miss Universe winner
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( Watch video) Steve Harvey under fire for announcing wrong Miss Universe winner

Mfonobong Akpan

It was a totally awkward moment at the grand finally of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant last night as the host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the Philippines, was the actual winner.

A contrite Harvey was forced to fix his mistake.

“OK folks … I have to apologise,” he told a confused crowd in Las Vegas.

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

Moments before, he’d announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner, and she was crowned. Waving a Colombian flag and smiling broadly, she blew kisses at the audience.

When Harvey returned to the stage, Wurtzbach appeared at a loss of what to do.

Stunned, she walked to the front of the stage, where the coveted crown was taken off the head of Miss Colombia and put on hers.

Harvey later took to Twitter to apologise, but he made another misstep when he misspelled both Colombia and the Philippines in an initial tweet. That message was deleted.

Meanwhile many have taken to twitter to tongue lash the actor/comedian for his mistake on twitter and they aren’t going easy at all…

source: CNN

image sources: nbcnews; tvline.com

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