Miss Philippines Crowned Miss Universe After Live TV Mixup

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The cue card was misread and initially announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner

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    Miss Philippines Crowned Miss Universe

    Miss Philippines was named Miss Universe Sunday in a drama-filled turn worthy of a soap opera.

    The pageant s host, comedian Steve Harvey, misread his cue card and initially declared publicly Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner.

    She was briefly, very fleetingly, crowned in Las Vegas and started the customary cheerful and waving.

    But not for long.

    As she blew kisses at an adoring and ecstatic crowd, Harvey awkwardly delivered a shocker.

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    Miss Philippines Crowned Miss Universe

    (Miss Colombia was firstly crowned Miss Universe as a wrong announcement was made by the pageant s host)


    Miss Colombia was firstly crowned Miss Universe as a wrong annou"OK folks, I have to apologize. The first runner up is Colombia."

    "Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines," he added as the music began anew, with the Colombian contestant left like a deer in headlights and the actual winner, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, looking stunned and mouthing "What?"

    And all on live television with millions watching from Manila to Manchester.

    "Listen folks, let me just take control of this," Harvey stammered as a perplexed audience held its breath, cheers mixing with boos.

    "This is exactly what s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake, it was on the card," he said.

    "It was my mistake, still a great night," added the talk show host.

    "Please don t hold it against the ladies, please don t" he pleaded.

    "We feel so badly but it s still a great night. Thank you all."

    The scintillating crown was then quickly placed on Alonzo Wurtzbach s head and that was that.

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    Miss Philippines Crowned Miss Universe

    Miss Universe 2014 removing the crown from Miss Colombia s head after the mistake was realized.





    Not so on social media where the awkward mistake spread like wildfire, with the ( Miss Universe2015 ) hashtag trending.

    "People are human, mistakes can happen. Luckily some have the bravery to own it & take a step to correct it. Hugs to (Miss Universe 2015) wow," tweeted Audrey Bolte, who described herself as Miss Ohio USA 2012.

    Alonzo Wurtzbach told reporters after the ceremony that she wished the jilted winner well.

    "I m very sorry, I did not take the crown from her and I wish her well in whatever she wants to pursue after this pageant," she said.

    The contest is wildly popularity in Latin America and much of Asia.

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    Miss Philippines Crowned Miss Universe

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