Miss Universe 2015

Crowning moment of Miss Philippines

By NoelGRSr

Miss Philippines was named Miss Universe, but in a drama-filled turn worthy of a telenovela. The pageant's host comedian Steve Harvey, also a talk show host, misread the card which he said had Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner


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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach reacts to the announcement establishing her as Miss Universe 2015 on stage during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE¨ Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015.


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The crown is removed from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L) by Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (C) after the pageant's host misread the card that actually stated Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R) as winner in the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015.


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Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R), reacts as she is crowned the 2015 Miss Universe by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (L) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up, reacts as she is named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant.


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Miss Universe crown taken from Miss Colombia

The last five minutes of the Miss Universe pageant 2015 will go down as the worst goof-up in the pageant history.

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Host Steve Harvey made one of the biggest bloopers by announcing the wrong name of the winner – effectively destroying the entire show and a happy ending.

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez  is mistakenly crowned Miss Universe 2015 during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. AFP

Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach's crowning glory is marred and people will probably talk more about this goof-up then her glorious win.

Harvey read the card wrong, confuses the verdict and announces Miss Colombia as the winner.
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez  is mistakenly crowned Miss Universe 2015 during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. AFP

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was crowned by Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega and the new queen glided down the stage for her victory walk, waving at crowd.
Ariadna Gutierrez remained Miss Universe for a matter of moments before Steve Harvey realized what he'd done.
Harvey called for attention of the contestants, millions of TV viewers and hundreds of live audience.
Harvey: "Ok folks, I have to apologise, the first runner-up is Miss Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines."
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L) is mistakenly crowned Miss Universe 2015 by Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (R) during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. AFP

Standing in the dark Miss Philippines was left flummoxed as the spot light shifted. She had no way to know if the comedian host was having fun at her expense.
Mystified Wurtzbach appeared stunned as she walked to the front of the stage alongside the crown-wearing Arevalo - still not sure how to react.
Miss Colombia 2015 Ariadna Gutierrez (L) is mistakenly named Miss Universe 2015 instead of first runner-up during the 2015 during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. AFP

The crowd jeered and cheered and sensing the confusion Harvey said, "I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake."
Last year's winner Paulina Vega was summoned back on stage and she had to do one of the most difficult task - remove the crown from Miss Colombia and placed it on Wurtzbach's head instead.
And sadly the crowning moment was marred and the program abruptly ended.
A composed Miss Colombia later had a message for her fans who voted for her and said,

"everything happens for a reason...".

Here's what Steve Harvey had to say on Twitter: "I want to apologize emphatically to Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia. This was a terribly honest human mistake. I am so so regretful."
The pageant organisers also issued a statement calling the goof-up a 'human error'.
The statement: "The excitement of live TV was evident tonight on The Miss Universe stage with over 10 million live fan votes tabulated. Unfortunately, a live telecast means that human error can come  into play. We witnessed that tonight when the wrong winner was initially announced. Our sincerest apologies to Miss Universe Colombia, Miss Universe Philippines , their families and fans. We congratulate Miss Universe Philippines as Miss Universe 2015."