The Miss Universe debacle


On December 20, the Miss Universe 2015 competition took place and it would be one that’s hard to forget.

When announcing the runner ups and Miss Universe Steve Harvey made the mistake of a lifetime. Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was crowned, but she was only the first runner up- not the winner.

After Miss Colombia getting fully crowned, Steve Harvey awkwardly corrected the mistake. The crown was then taken away and given to its rightful winner, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, leaving a shocked and confused Miss Colombia.

Taking full responsibility, Harvey said, “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.”

Miss Universe 2015 and Miss Colombia did not let the mistake shake their relationship. On the Miss Universe Facebook page, Wurtzbach wrote, “To Ariadna, you are an amazing woman and we are now bonded together forever by a unique experience. In the last 3 weeks we were together, I saw how strong and beautiful you are inside and out. You represented your country with honor and I know how proud everyone must be of you. Fate has a plan for you, and I’m excited to see what’s ahead.”[1]

Harvey has not quite been able to live this event down. The fans have made numerous memes joking about the whole debacle.


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